Incentives

Incentives

Incentives

Investment Support

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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Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP)

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

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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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Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP)

The Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) is a partnership programme funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF). On a cost-sharing basis with industry, THRIP supports science, engineering and technology research collaborations focused on addressing the technology needs of participating firms and encouraging the development and mobility of research personnel and students among participating organisations.

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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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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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Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP)
The Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP) is a cost sharing grant for projects designed to improve critical infrastructure in South Africa. The grant covers qualifying development costs from a minimum of 10% to a maximum of 30% towards the total development costs of qualifying infrastructure. It is made available to approved eligible enterprise upon the completion of the infrastructure project concerned. 

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Business Process Services (BPS) 
The South African government implemented a Business Process Outsourcing & Off-shoring (BPO&0) incentive programme as from July 2007. Between July 2007 and March 2010, the incentive resulted in the creation of at least 6,000 new jobs and attracted R303 million in direct investment.

As part of a process of improving South Africa’s position as an investment destination, a systematic review of the BPO & O incentive programme was undertaken with the private sector resulting in a revised BPS incentive.

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Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS)
The Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) is a reimbursable 80:20 cost-sharing grant offering financial support to export councils, joint action groups and industry associations. 

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The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP)

The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP), one of the key action programmes of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2012/13 – 2014/15, will provide enhanced manufacturing support to encourage 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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Tourism Support Programme (TSP) 
The TSP is a reimbursable cash grant that aims to support the development of tourism enterprise that will stimulate job creation and increase the geographic spread of tourism investment. 

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