Business and Investment

The Knysna Municipality is dedicated to ensure that a favourable environment is created to promote economic growth and development of all residents and businesses.

This key objective is led by the Economic Development Department which focuses on promoting economic growth, job creation, reducing poverty and monitoring inequalities. The department does this through a number of projects and programmes including:

  •  investment promotion,
  • entrepreneurship development programmes,
  • sector development strategies,
  • informal trading,
  • a business support facilities framework and
  • specific economic development interventions such as the Timber Cluster Initiative and the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme in Karatara and Rheenendal.

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Contact Manager Economic Development:
Ms Ilse van Schalkwyk
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6358
Email: ivanschalkwyk@knysna.gov.za