Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Incentives and Grants

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Incentives and Grants

Written on 08/01/2018
Nolands Team


The DTI provides financial support to qualifying companies in various sectors of the economy. Financial support is offered for various economic activities, including manufacturing, business competitiveness, export development and market access, as well as foreign direct investment.

 DTI Incentive Schemes include:

12I Tax Allowance Incentive (12I TAI): offers support for both capital investment and training for new industrial projects that utilise only new and unused manufacturing assets, as well as expansions or upgrades of existing industrial projects.

Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS): designed to grow and develop the automotive sector through investment in new and/ or replacement models and components.

People-carrier Automotive Investment Scheme (P-AIS): which provides a non-taxable cash grant of between 20% and 35% of the value of qualifying investment in productive assets.

Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP): 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 S.A. capital goods and services.

Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP): aims to leverage investment by supporting infrastructure that is deemed to be critical, thus lowering the cost of doing business and stimulating investment growth.

Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA): aims to develop the export market for South African product and services and encourages new foreign direct investment into the S.A. but partially compensate exporters for costs incurred in respect of activities aimed at developing export market.

Film Incentives: a package of incentives to promote the film production and post-production industry. These include:

  • Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production incentive.
  • South African Film and Television Production and Co-Production incentive.
  • The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers incentive.
  • Manufacturing Investment Programme (MIP): 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.

Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS): 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.

If you think your business could be eligible for any of these incentives, please do not hesitate to contact us for professional advice in this regard.


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