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Industrial Development Financial Assistance (Incentives)
 

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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Business Process Services (BPS)

The South African Government carried out the Business Process Services (BPS) incentive programme from January 2011 with the objectives of attracting investment and creating employment opportunities in South Africa through offshoring activities. Since the programme’s inception, the incentive has resulted in the creation of about 9 077 new jobs with an average growth rate of 26% per annum during the period 2011-2014.

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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 Textile Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CTCIP)

The Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CTCIP) aims to build capacity among manufacturers and in other areas of the apparel value chain in South Africa, to enable them to effectively supply their customers and compete on a global scale. Such competitiveness encompasses issues of cost, quality, flexibility, reliability, adaptability and the capability to innovate.

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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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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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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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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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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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