HOWWE FUND BUSINESSES IN THE
HOWWE FUND BUSINESSES IN THE
“You and I come by road or rail, but economists and economies travel on infrastructure.”
Reliable infrastructure, directly and indirectly, fuels economic growth by reducing production costs and facilitating market access and enabling productive activities (Value chains). The infrastructure SBU has the mandate to unlock infrastructure development opportunities and investments in line with government objectives and stimulate SA’s economic growth and regional integration. Our investments in infrastructure aim to support value chains such as Mining, Agro-processing, Chemicals, and other industries that contribute to the South African economy’s industrial development.
The IDC Infrastructure Strategic Business Unit (SBU) enables infrastructure enterprises to pursue growth opportunities in water ande sanitation, telecommunications, logistics, and transport. The unit offers funding instruments that include debt, equity, and guarantees tailored to clients’ businesses and project-specific needs. The structuring thereof and the funding terms are dependent on the business plans.
Objectives of the Infrastructure SBU include:
WHAT WE FUND
The SBU provides funding in the following sub-sectors of the value chain.
Supporting sustainable investments in the water sector to ensure the security of water supply, effective water management and conservation initiatives. For example.
Supporting projects that increase and extend broadband coverage to lower the cost of business and boost trade and business. This includes investments in fibre, wireless, transmission equipment, open access/shared infrastructure.
Supporting transport networks such as road, rail, and ports. To ensure a good logistics network that will allow local industries to be competitive and access new markets/suppliers in the rest of Africa. For example.
A written request for funding and a comprehensive business plan is required as part of your application. Business plans need to be of quality and substance for us to contribute to infrastructure development positively. The business plan must include the following:
See the business plan guidelines for a comprehensive list of requirements
The project must be of direct benefit to South Africa in any of the following ways:
Draw up a well-researched business plan, stating a compelling case for funding
*Applications can also be submitted at the IDC office
Upload your application with the relevant documents, certificates and business plan
IDC will confirm that it has received your application. While processing we may ask you to supply extra information or documentation
IDC will give you feedback on the outcome of your application, in writing. If your application is successful, due diligence will be conducted on your business.
Once the IDC has satisfied itself of your bona fides, you will be asked to sign a loan contract