Ugu South Coast Development Agency Ugu South Coast Development Agency
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Park Rynie lndustrial Development.
Clothing and textiles.
Furniture manufacturing and incubation.
Craft commercialisation.
Timber processing.
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Investigate a Special Economic Zone (EPZ),
specifically a Tourism Development Zone (TDZ).
Development of adventure tourism cluster at Oribi Gorge.
Development of a conference/convention centre.
Hotels and beachfront leisure facilities.
Development of tourist packages for
domestic markets.
African and Asian cuisine outlets.
Horse Shoe Farm Agri-tourism.
Nature/game reserve.
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Small-scale quarrying.
Formalisation of sand-winning.
Small-scale building material mining.
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Green Economy
Bio fuels production (such as the Hans Merensky project).
Biomass production.
Green buildings, materials and construction products.
Solar energy.
Waste and wastewater management.
Water and water technologies.
Wind energy.
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Agri-processing linked to Dube Tradeport.
Timber beneficiation.
Transition from subsistence to commercial farming
(incl Mariculture).
Expansion of macadamia, sugarcane, timber, bananas,
and vegetable production.
Compartmentalised cold storages.
Food processing industry opportunities (incl.
fruits and vegetable processing and
canning industry).
Greenhouse farming of cut flowers.
Seed production and processing.
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Infrastructure Development
Port Shepstone and Scottburgh beachfront re-development.
Ugu Sports Leisure Centre.
Small craft harbour.
Margate Airport upgrade.
Upgrade beach facilities and tidal pools.
Margate Olympic swimming pool.
Development of a Technology Hub.

The Co-Operative Incentive Scheme

The Co-operative Incentive Scheme is a 90:10 matching cash grant for registered co-operatives. The maximum grant that can be offered to one co-operative entity under the scheme is R300 000. The CIS is an incentive for cooperative enterprises in the emerging economy to acquire competitive business development services.

The aim of the incentive scheme
  • Promote co-operatives through the provision of a matching grant;
  • Improve the viability and competitiveness of co-operative enterprises by lowering the cost of doing business;
  • Assist co-operatives to acquire their start up requirements;
  • Build an initial asset base for emerging co-operatives to enable them to leverage other support;
  • Provide an incentive that supports broad-based black economic empowerment.
Eligible entities
  • Be incorporated and registered in South Africa in terms of the Co-operatives Act of 1991;
  • Be operating or will operate in the emerging sector;
  • Adhere to co-operative principles;
  • Be an emerging co-operative owned by historically disadvantaged individuals;
  • Be rural and semi-urban biased;
  • Be biased towards women, youth and people with disabilities.
Qualifying criteria for the incentive scheme
  • Business development services;
  • Business profile development;
  • Feasibility studies / market research;
  • Production efficiency;
  • Technological improvement projects;
  • Plants and machinery;
  • Start-up requirements;
  • Working capital requirements.
Applying for the co-operative incentive scheme
  1. Application form

    The application form should be completed in full, dully signed and submitted to the dti by the applying co-operative to indicate the intention to participate in the CIS.

  2. Proof of registration

    Applications must provide proof of incorporation in the form of a certificate of registration indicating the name of the cooperative, its registration number, information about the registered office and the names of directors.

  3. Proof of decision to apply for funding

    The applying co-operative must be able to provide a resolution for it to apply for the CIS. This could be by way of attaching the minutes of the co-operative Board on the session taking the decision to apply for the grant.

  4. Enterprise development plan / pre diagnostic report

    The report is for assessing the enterprise development needs of the co-operative. It may be compiled with the assistance of a field official.

  5. Co-operative business plan

    Applicants must attach a business plan. A template is included in the application forms.

  6. Quotation

    Should an application include the purchase of goods, three valid and comparable quotations should be attached to it.

  7. Tax clearance

    The applicant must submit a valid tax clearance certificate.

  8. Certified copies of IDs of directors

    The applicant must submit certified copies of the identity documents of the directors of the co-operative.

  9. Constitution

    The applicant must submit a certified copy of the constitution of the co-operative applying for the grant.


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