Incentives for R&D and supply chain development

On 24 January 2018 MEMSA hosted a Networking and Growth Session on incentives for R&D and supply chain development at the Mining Precinct. The session had been arranged with support from the dti and DST, and directors working with the respective incentives came to present and interact. The result was a very successful workshop which opened doors for more effective uptake of incentive opportunities, and engagement between industry and government.

Presentations on the R&D incentives covered can be found below: SPII and THRIP (dti) as well as the “11D” R&D Tax Rebate and TIA.

The dti’s Strategic Partnership Programme subsidises expenditure by OEMs on developing selected companies in their supply chain. The objective is to promote localisation and transformation, while improving inputs to the OEM.

dti Incentives for Exhibitions, Marketing and Investment

Please take note of the list of upcoming National Pavilions at international exhibitions, and application dates.


The Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme is aimed at developing export markets for South African products and services, and recruiting new foreign direct investment into the country.
Provide marketing assistance to develop new export markets and grow existing export markets;
Assist with the identification of new export markets through market research;
Assist companies to increase their competitiveness by supporting patent registrations, quality marks and product marks;
Assist with facilitation to grow FDI through missions and FDI research; and
Increase the contribution of black-owned businesses and SMMEs to South Africa’s economy

The following documents and more are available on the dti website (on the site, use links on the left of the site to find details, application forms and further offerings).