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Manufacturing Fund

Manufacturing is a wealth-producing sector in South Africa and the country’s diversified manufacturing industry needs to be supported in order to create long-term economic growth. We believe that a stimulated manufacturing sector will have a spin-off effect on businesses operating within other sectors, such as the service industry, and will result in a positive boost for the economy.

​Our Manufacturing Fund aims to deliver finance in a commercially sustainable manner that is specifically targeted to meet the financing and developmental needs of SMEs within this sector.


Finance is offered to manufacturers in the following sectors:

  • Agro-processing;
  • Engineering;
  • Textiles and clothing production;
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and electronics;
  • Automotive and chemical;
  • Green industries;
  • New innovation and technologies;
  • Other manufacturing businesses.

Entrepreneurs should preferably have at least two years’ experience in the relevant industry. Projects that are financed under the fund should not reduce their base-year employment levels at the application date, and these employment levels should at least be maintained for the duration of the agreement.


Financing period:

5 years.

Minimum and maximum loan amount:

R500 000 to R25 million.

Own contribution requirements:

There is no minimum own contribution required, however, the gearing and other factors that affect the viability of a transaction will be taken into consideration.

Required documents for application:

Business plan.
Cash flow forecast.

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