eThekwini F&L Export Programme

eThekwini and SAFLEC have joined forces to bring to the eThekwini regional manufacturers, eThekwini F&L Export Program aimed at empowering local manufacturers with targeted skills and competencies to enable manufacturing growth and export development.

The EEP program has taken off on a positive note with the program having completed Supplier development training with 13 companies and a further 20 manufacturers going through Lean and Kaizen Principals training.  All of this is aimed at improving our local standards of export potential manufactured product.

The 2nd Capacity building program, with partner Productivity SA, will include in-house site visits, project implementation and follow-up to completion for the participating.  Further to this EEP with SAFLEC are the co-sponsoring Arsutoria Training with SAFLIA, a project initiated, led and run by SAFLEC for the past three years. EEP has also come forward to sponsor the air-fares of any design student participating in Source Africa’s design competition this year.

EEP and SAFLEC collaboration with DUT, this year presented the opportunities for young designers gain work experience. (within factory environments)  The aim is to bring a new blood of designers to the forefront, for global competitiveness.  Designers with a creative edge.  During discussions with DUT it was established that the final year students would be given an option to specialise in three other modules and EEP and SAFLEC negotiated that one of these module be a footwear module. A definite win for Footwear.


There are a few critical factors that will affect the export readiness of your business.
Each is explained along with some questions which you could answer in order to get an indication of your enterprise’s export readiness.

Export Checklist
Factory Exporter development guide


The purpose of assistance under SSAS Project Funding for Emerging Exporters is to compensate the costs in respect of the activities aimed for the development of South African emerging exporters.

SSAS Project Funding


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