Competitive advantage incentives

Co-operative Incentive Scheme


This incentive promotes the formation of co-operatives that support broad-based black economic empowerment and improves their viability and competitiveness.


Registered co-operatives of 5 or more Historically Disadvantages Individuals.

The incentive has a bias towards rural and semi-urban co-operatives, and those including women, youth and people with disabilities.


A 90:10 cost-sharing grant towards the costs of acquiring competitive business development services, to a maximum of R350 000.

Implementing Agency

The Department of Trade & Industry


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Mr. Gabriel Makhonxa

Tel: +27 (12) 394 1438

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Website: Financial Assistance (Incentives)