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Grants to stimulate and promote investment, BEE and Employment creation in the manufacturing and tourism sectors, and to encourage geographic spread in tourism.  Grant of 15% to 30% of qualifying investment cost.  Maximum qualifying investment R200 million, maximum grant R30 million.


Paseka Masmula

011 394 5021
Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine

Managed by the IDC, the following grants are available:

  • Product Process Management Scheme: Maximum of R2 million grant
  • Matching Cheme: Maximum of R5 million grant



Specific criteria apply and an online assessment shows qualification. and click on ‘Concept, Research and Development.


Lucky Tetsa

011 269 3485

Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine

Industrial Development Corporation – under the Economic Development Department of National Government

THe IDC is a financially self-sustainable entity and plays a major role in entrepreneurship development.  The following sector/industry/development area specific funding options exist.

Gro-E Scheme: (Green industries: renewable energy, energy  efficiency, pollution mitigation, waste management and recycling and biofuels)

Risk Capital Facility Programme: PDI below R30million investment

Support Programme for Industrial Innovation and technology development: In the form of non repayable grant of between 50% and 85%

Transformation and Entrepreneurship Scheme: Finance for marginalised groups in start-up business, expansions or expansionary acquisitions.  This fund also embraces the:

  • Women Entrepreneurial Fund
  • People with disabilities fund
  • Equity Contribution Fund
  • Development Fund for Workers and
  • Community fund.

Green Energy Efficiency Fund: Supports the introduction of self-use renewable energy technologies

Women Entrepreneurial fund: Finance for Women-based businesses with total asset base fo up to R80 million and up to R30 million per transaction

Distressed Fund: Structured funding format: debt or equity with minimum of R1 million

Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme: Funding for existing manufacturers to induce competitiveness and job retention.  Working capital facility of R50 million, term – up to four years, 6% interest



Each programme has very specific criteria and one should assess the set of requirements of each.



Tel: 011 269 3000 or 086 693 888 (Make sure you quote the exact fund you would like to apply for.

Online application: – click on to IDC Direct

More specific info on the funds:

Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine


A PDI Funding Scheme with four offerings in the mining and related industry:

  1. The Supply Chain Fund
  2. The Anglo American Khula Mining Fund
  3. The Community Fund
  4. The Green Fund


Each fund has its own investment guidelines with equity options.

Contact Details


011 638 4172


Peter Mothudi:  Supply Chain Fund Manager

011 638 5520


Mxolisi Kota: Fund Manager

011 638 3716


Louwrens de Jager: Fund Manager

011 638 2749


Teresia McNeill

Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine


  • Grants as start-up assistance
  • PDI Entrepreneurs
  • Ages 19 – 35 years old

SAB KickStart has a very successful track record in the creation of sustainable entrepreneurial ventures.


  • Phase 1: Awareness campaign recruitment and selection
  • Phase 2 : Training
  • Phase 3: Business plan improvement and adjudication
  • Phase 4: Success enhancement – growth strategy definition and mentorship
  • Phase 5: National Awards


Ntombi Kholwa

011 437 8600

Information gathered from: Entrepreneur Magazine

Become a property entrepreneur by becoming a rental housing developer in the affordable housing sector.

The Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) has been created to assist businesses to develop affordable residential properties for rental to cater for households with an income of up to R15 000.

GPF does not give grants, but facilitates loans for candidates that are committed and are willing to work hard and realize that their investment could take 5 years to yield a return.

To apply for funding please contact Maki or Phetsile on 011 – 685 6600 or

email: and or

visit the GPF’s website.

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