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Enterprise Investment Programme (EIP)

The Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti’s) Tourism Support Programme (TSP) is a sub-programme of the Enterprise Investment Programme (EIP).

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Company name: The Dti

Contact telephone number: 0861 843 384

Postal address: Private Bag X84, Pretoria, 000

Physical address: 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002

Email address: contactus@thedti.gov.za

Website address: www.thedti.gov.za

Company profile:

The vision of the dti is of a South Africa that has a vibrant economy, characterised by growth, employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens. To achieve this, the dti has become an outwardly-focused, customer-centric organisation.

Fund overview

It is a targeted incentive, aimed at supporting the development of tourism enterprises, thereby stimulating job creation and encouraging the geographic spread of tourism investment. The TSP is targeted at both local- and foreign-owned entities and offers a cash grant of up to 30% towards qualifying investment costs in furniture, equipment, commercial vehicles, land and buildings required for:

  • establishing a new tourism facility; and
  • expanding an existing tourism facility.

Applicant criteria:

Investment projects of R5 million and below must:

  • Demonstrate financial commitment to the planned investment project;
  • Have a viable business plan;
  • Provide business plan information, identifying the customers, competitors, competitive advantage, technology, marketing and management;
  • Be financially viable, subject to the projections being realistic and reasonable; and
  • Substantiate the need for financial grant assistance and indicate how the TSP grant will be used to improve the financial viability of the planned project.

All investment projects above R5 million must:

  • Meet the criteria for small investment projects (≤ R5m), as stated above; and
  • Demonstrate how the TSP grant is necessary for the project to proceed.

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Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP)

The Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) is a cost-sharing grant offered to black-owned small enterprises, to assist them in improving their competitiveness and sustainability, in order for them to become integrated into the mainstream economy and create employment.

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Company name: The Dti/Graphit

Contact telephone number: 011 363 3000

Physical address: 18 Leonora Road, Selcourt Springs

Email address: alan@bbsdp.co.za

Website address: www.bbsdp.co.za

Company profile:

Graphit have been appointed as official Network Facilitators for the Department of Trade and Industry’s Black Business Supplier Development Program (BBSDP)

Graphit started trading in 2000 as a graphic design business. They specialized in the signage market erecting signage as subcontractors for Design Orientated Team. Projects included the erection of canopies and signage at Shell and Caltex garages nationwide and applying the Castle brand to liquor outlets in Gauteng for SAB. We also did the physical brand changeover of the Perm Building Society to Old Mutual Bank.

Fund Overview

The Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) is a cost-sharing grant offered to black-owned small enterprises, to assist them in improving their competitiveness and sustainability, in order for them to become integrated into the mainstream economy and create employment. The BBSDP offers a grant to a maximum of R1 million (R800 000 is ring-fenced for tools, machinery and equipment) per eligible enterprise, to improve principles of corporate governance, management, marketing, productivity and use of modern technology.

Applicant criteria:

  • Fifty-one percent (51%) black majority shareholding;
  • R500 000 to R35 million turnover per year;
  • One (1) year in operation and trading as a business;
  • Fify percent (50%) management positions held by black people (historically disadvantaged individuals);
  • Enterprises formally registered for VAT;
  • Eligible to obtain funding to a maximum of R1 million for the activities offered under the BBSDP (NB: R800 000 is ring-fenced for tools, equipment and machinery); and
  • Cost-sharing ratio of 50:50 for business development services and 35:65 for tools, equipment and machinery.

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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.

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Company name: The Dti
Contact telephone number: 0861 843 384
Postal address: Private Bag X84, Pretoria, 000
Physical address: 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002
Email address: contactus@thedti.gov.za
Website address: http://www.thedti.gov.za

Company profile
The vision of the dti is of a South Africa that has a vibrant economy, characterised by growth, employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens. To achieve this, the dti has become an outwardly-focused, customer-centric organisation.

Fund Overview

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.


Applicant criteria

  • Development should represent significant advance in technology;
  • Development and subsequent production must take place within South Africa;
  • Intellectual Property to reside in South African registered company;
  • Participating businesses should (must) be South African registered enterprises;
  • Government funded institutions (e.g. CSIR) do not directly qualify for support but may participate as subcontractor(s) and;
  • No simultaneous applications from the same company.

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The Co-Operative Incentive Scheme (CIS)

The Co-operative Incentive Scheme is a 90:10 matching cash grant for registered co-operatives.

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Contact Details:

Company name: The Dti

Contact telephone number: 0861 843 384

Postal address: Private Bag X84, Pretoria, 000

Physical address: 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002

Email address: contactus@thedti.gov.za

Website address: www.thedti.gov.za

Company profile:

The vision of the dti is of a South Africa that has a vibrant economy, characterised by growth, employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens. To achieve this, the dti has become an outwardly-focused, customer-centric organisation.

Fund Overview

The Co-operative Incentive Scheme (CIS) is a 90:10 matching cash grant for registered primary co-operatives (a primary co-operative consists of five or more members). The CIS is an incentive for cooperative enterprises in the emerging economy to acquire competitive business development services and the maximum grant that can be offered to one co-operative entity under the scheme is R350 000.

Applicant criteria:

Eligible entities:

  • Be incorporated and registered in South Africa in terms of the Co-operatives Act of 1991;
  • Be operating or will operate in the emerging sector;
  • Adhere to co-operative principles;
  • Be an emerging co-operative owned by historically disadvantaged individuals;
  • Be rural and semi-urban biased; and
  • Be biased towards women, youth and people with disability.

Qualifying criteria for the incentive scheme:

  • Business development services;
  • Business profile development;
  • Feasibility studies/market research;
  • Production efficiency;
  • Technological improvement projects;
  • Plants and machinery;
  • Start-up requirements; and
  • Working capital requirements.

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