MCEP – Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme

The Department of Trade and Industry has made available grants to assist South African businesses gain a competitive edge and enable them to expand their operations. Under programs such as the MCEP – the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme, the DTI has already disbursed over R1 billion to qualifying companies The MCEP grant provides a rebate…

ISP – Incubation Support Programme

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) initiated the Incubation Support Programme (ISP) to develop incubators and create successful enterprises with the potential to revitalise communities and strengthen local and national economies. In continuing to strengthen economic development through broadening participation in the economy, the ISP aims to ensure that small, micro and medium…

CIS – Co-operative Incentive Scheme

The Co-operative Incentive Scheme (CIS) is a 90:10 cost-sharing grant for registered primary co-operatives (a primary co-operative consists of five or more members). The objective of the CIS  is to improve the viability and competitiveness of co-operative enterprises by lowering their cost of doing business through an incentive that supports Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment. Objectives…

BBSDP – Black Business Supplier Development Programme

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 to improve their competitiveness and sustainability to become part of the mainstream economy and create employment. The programme provides grants to a maximum of R1 million: R800 000 for tools, machinery…