The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa Limited was established in 1940 through an Act of Parliament (Industrial Development Corporation Act, 22 of 1940) and is fully owned by the South African government. The IDC’s priorities are aligned with the national policy direction as set out in the National Development Plan (NDP), the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and industry master plans. Its mandate is to maximise its development impact through job-rich industrialisation while contributing to an inclusive economy by, among others, funding black-owned and empowered companies, black industrialists, women- and youth-owned and empowered enterprises.
The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national support programme that drives the transition of South African industry towards a green economy through appropriate resource-efficient and cleaner production (RECP) interventions.
The NCPC-SA’s mission is to drive RECP in industrial and selected commercial and public sectors by equipping them to operate in an efficient, sustainable and competitive manner, contributing to a low carbon and green economy.
The services and focus areas of the centre include industry and sector knowledge sharing, company technical support, green skills development, advocacy and awareness raising.
The NCPC-SA projects are:
• Industrial Energy Efficiency Project
• Industrial Symbiosis Programme
• Industrial Water Efficiency Project
• Eco-Industrial Parks Programme
• RECP Finance Project.
Established in 2001, Proudly South African is the country’s buy local advocacy campaign. Companies which adhere to specific criteria may use the Proudly SA logo.
Only those companies meeting local content thresholds, making goods to the very highest quality, and are accredited by their industry’s regulating body, companies that adhere to environmental and labour standards and legislation, are permitted to display the Proudly SA logo. As growers, producers or manufacturers of goods and services here in South Africa, they all contribute to the growth of the economy and to job creation.
In return, Proudly SA works on members’ behalf to create new access to market and business opportunities through working with the private and public sectors as well as consumers to encourage the support of local businesses by making local procurement a priority.
The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) represents most of this country’s asset managers, collective investment scheme management companies, linked investment service providers, multi-managers and life insurers.
With assets under management of R6.5 trillion, ASISA members are collectively among the biggest contributors to the South African financial sector, which in turn is a major contributor to national GDP and plays a critical role in financing the economy. ASISA members are considered key custodians of our nation’s savings and investments.
ASISA enables members to speak with one voice at government’s negotiating table where it engages on policy, regulatory reform and other issues of national priority such as economic transformation and inclusion. The association’s mission is to work towards promoting a culture of savings and investment in South Africa.
Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) is an independent, non-profit, economic research institution established in 1996 to support economic policy development. TIPS undertake quantitative and qualitative research, project management, dialogue facilitation, capacity building and knowledge sharing. Its areas of focus are: trade and industrial policy, sustainable growth, and inequality and economic inclusion.
Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) is a member-based organisation focused on green building certification and green building training for professionals. We advocate for all buildings to be designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable manner. We are one of 75 members of the World Green Building Council, inspiring a built environment where people and planet thrive. Visit our website gbcsa.org.za or connect on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Cova is a majority black-owned (level 2 B-BBEE) consulting firm that has positioned itself as a trusted advisor on government programmes ranging from grants and tax incentives, development finance, carbon and energy services to customs and excise advisory.
Since 2013 Cova has secured grants and tax incentives worth more than R3.5 billion for South African businesses. Delivering this is a team of more than 30 highly qualified chartered accountants, lawyers and engineers.
The firm’s energy service offering includes:
• Energy strategy – assisting clients with net zero emission and energy security strategies.
• Compliance – carbon tax, GHG reporting, pollution prevention plans, carbon budgets and energy performance certificates.
• Incentives – helping clients to access various incentives related to energy efficiency and clean and green energy such as the
Section 12L tax incentive for energy efficiency, the Critical Infrastructure Programme for green energy, carbon credits and innovation incentives.
The British High Commission to South Africa is the head of the United Kingdom’s diplomatic mission in the Republic of South Africa. The BHC maintains and develops relations between the UK and South Africa.
GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that drives the widespread adoption of economically viable green economy solutions.
The GreenCape team works with businesses, investors, academia and government to unlock the investment and employment potential of green technologies and services and to support a transition to a resilient green economy. GreenCape’s vision is to create a thriving, prosperous Africa using green economy principles. It aims to be globally relevant in driving the uptake of green economy infrastructure solutions in the developing world.
The Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development and Tourism, working with GreenCape and with support from the international development finance community, has set up the Mpumalanga Green Cluster Agency. This cluster will focus on unlocking and unblocking economic opportunities in the green economy, with the aim of making a contribution to regional economic diversification and job creation.