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12I Tax Allowance Incentive (12I TAI)

The 12I Tax Incentive is designed to support Greenfield investments (i.e. new industrial projects that utilise only new and unused manufacturing assets), as well as Brownfield investments (i.e. expansions or upgrades of existing industrial projects). The incentive offers support for both capital investment and training.

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Agro-Processing Support Scheme (APSS)

The Agro-Processing Support Scheme (APSS) aims to stimulate investment by the South African agro-processing / beneficiation (agri-business) enterprises. The investment should demonstrate that it will achieve some of the following:

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Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP)

Description

The Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP) is an incentive programme available to South African registered entities engaged in primary, secondary and ancillary aquaculture activities in both marine and freshwater classified under SIC 132 (fish hatcheries and fish farms) and SIC 301 and 3012 (production, processing and preserving of aquaculture fish). The grant is provided directly to approved applications for new, upgrading or expansion projects

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Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS)

The Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS) is an incentive designed to grow and develop the automotive sector through investment in new and/ or replacement models and components that will increase plant production volumes, sustain employment and/ or strengthen the automotive value chain.

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Business Process Services (BPS)

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The Business Process Services (BPS) Incentive has been replaced by the Global Business Services (GBS) Incentive from 1 January 2019. Link to Global Business Services (GBS)

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Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP)

The Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP) is a cost-sharing grant that contributes to the cost of feasibility studies likely to lead to projects that will increase local exports and stimulate the market for South African capital goods and services.

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Clothing and Textiles Competitiveness Programme (CTCP)

The Clothing and Textiles Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) is a programme of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti’s) and forms a core part of the implementation of the Customised Sector Programme (CSP’s) for the Clothing, Textiles, Footwear, Leather & Leather Goods Industries. The CTCP’s main objective is to assist industry in upgrading equipment, process, products and people, re-positioning South Africa to compete effectively against other low cost producing countries.

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Cluster Development Programme (CDP)

The Cluster Development Programme (CDP) is an incentive programme that aims to promote industrialisation, sustainable economic growth and job creation needs of South Africa through cluster development and industrial parks.

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Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP)

The Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP) aims to leverage investment by supporting infrastructure that is deemed to be critical, thus lowering the cost of doing business. The South African Government is implementing the CIP to stimulate investment growth in line with the National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) and Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP).

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Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA)

The Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme develops export market for South African product and services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into the country. The purpose of assistance under the scheme is to partially compensate exporters for costs incurred in respect of activities aimed at developing export market for South African product & services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into South Africa.

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Film Incentive (Film Incentive)

The South African Government offers a package of incentives to promote its film production and post-production industry. The incentives consist of the Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production incentive to attract foreign-based film productions to shoot on location in South Africa and conduct post-production activities, and the South African Film and Television Production and Co-Production incentive, which aims to assist local film producers in the production of local content. The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers incentive, a sub-programme of the South African Film and Television Production and Co-production Incentive, which aims to assist local emerging black filmmakers to nurture and grow them to take up big productions and thus contribute towards employment creation.

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Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production Incentive (Foreign Film)

To encourage and attract large-budget films and television productions and post-production work that will contribute towards employment creation, enhancement of international profile, and increase the country’s creative and technical skills base.

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Global Business Services Incentive (GBS)

The primary objective of the incentive is to create employment in South Africa through servicing offshore activities. The secondary objectives of the programme are to:

  • Create employment opportunities for the youth (age 18-34 years); and
  • Contribute to the country's export revenue from offshoring services.
The Global Business Services incentive is effective from 1 January 2019.

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Incubation Support Programme (ISP)

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) initiated the Incubation Support Programme (ISP) to develop incubators and create successful enterprises with the potential to revitalise communities and strengthen local and national economies.
In continuing to strengthen economic development through broadening participation in the economy, the ISP aims to ensure that small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) graduate into the mainstream economy through the support provided by the incubators. The ISP is one of the support measures to encourage partnerships in which big business assists SMMEs with skills transfer, enterprise development, supplier development and marketing opportunities.

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Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF)

Isivande Women’s Fund is an exclusive fund that aims to accelerate women’s economic empowerment by providing more affordable, usable and responsive finance than is currently available. The IWF assists with support services to enhance the success of businesses. It pursues deals involving start-up funding, business expansion, business rehabilitation, franchising and bridging finance.

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Manufacturing Investment Programme (MIP)

The MIP is a reimbursable cash grant for local and foreign-owned manufactures who wish to establish a new production facility; expand an existing production facility; or upgrade an existing facility in the clothing and textiles sector.

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Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS)

the dti has initiated the Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS), a sub-component of the Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS), an incentive designed to grow and develop the automotive sector through investment in new and/or replacement models and components that will increase plant production volumes, sustain employment and/or strengthen the automotive value chain.

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People-carrier Automotive Investment Scheme (P-AIS)

The People-carrierAutomotive Incentive Scheme (P-AIS)is a sub-component of the Automotive Incentive Scheme (AIS) and provides a non-taxablecash grant of between 20% and 35% of the value of qualifying investment in productive assets approved by the dti.

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Production Incentive (PI)

The Production Incentive (PI) forms part of the overall Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) and flows from the implementation, by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), of customised sector programmes (CSPs) for the clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and leather goods industries. The PI Guidelines seek to enable companies to present their business cases to the CTCP Desk of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). They also provide a framework for the CTCP Desk to evaluate such cases.

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SA Film & TV Production and Co-production (SA Film)

To support official co-productions and contribute towards employment opportunities in South Africa.

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Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS)

The Sector Specific Assistance Scheme is a reimbursable cost-sharing incentive scheme whereby financial support is granted to organisations supporting the development of industry sectors and those contributing to the growth of South African exports.

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Seda Technology Programme (STP)

seda Technology Programme (Stp) is a division of seda (Small Enterprise Development Agency) focusing on technology business incubation, quality & standards and technology transfer services & support to small enterprises. 

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Shared Economic Infrastructure Facility (SEIF)

Kindly note that the Shared Economic Infrastructure Facility (SEIF) is no longer administered by the Department of Trade of Industry (the dti) as the programme has now been transferred to the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD).

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Small Medium Enterprise Development Programme (SMEDP)

PLEASE NOTE: The SMEDP scheme has been suspended on 31 August 2006 (Media Release). Please note that NO applications will be accepted by the dti after 31 August 2006. The guidelines and policy decisions are only applicable to Applicants who have submitted their applications on or before 31 August 2006; to Applicants who have received a decision from the Manufacturing Development Board; to Applicants who received an SMEDP contract; and Applicants who are in terms of the SMEDP contract allowed to submit claims for the SMEDP scheme.

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South African film and television production incentive (SA Film)

To support the local film industry and to contribute towards employment opportunities in South Africa. 

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Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP)

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) initiated the Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP) to develop and support programmes/interventions aimed at enhancing the manufacturing and services supply capacity of suppliers with linkages to strategic partner’s supply chains, industries or sectors.

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Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII)

The Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) is designed to promote technology development in South Africa’s industry, through the provision of financial assistance for the development of innovative products and/or processes. SPII is focussed specifically on the development phase, which begins at the conclusion of basic research and ends at the point when a pre-production prototype has been produced.

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Technology and Human Resource for Industry Programme (THRIP)

The guidelines and updated application forms and checklist incorporating recommendations raised during the workshops held at various universities across the country are available below.

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The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP)

The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) which is one of the key action programmes of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2012/13 – 2014/15 and will provide enhanced manufacturing support aimed at encouraging manufacturers to upgrade their production facilities in a manner that sustains employment and maximises value-addition in the short to medium term.

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The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive (SA Emerging Black Film)

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive is available to South African black-owned qualifying productions. 

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Workplace Challenge Programme (WPC)

The Workplace Challenge Programme (WPC) is a focused supply side intervention of the dti, managed by Productivity South Africa, aiming to actively encourage and support negotiated workplace change towards enhancing productivity and world-class competitiveness, best operating practices,  continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, while resulting in job creation.

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