Critical Infrastructure Programme

The Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP) is a cost sharing grant, supporting the construction of infrastructure projects. The grant provides for an incentive of 10% to 30% of the infrastructure project cost, limited to a maximum benefit of R 30 million. Qualifying projects are ultimately required to be a level 4 BB-BEE contributor.

Qualifying infrastructure projects need to demonstrate that they ultimately facilitate increased trade. Examples of qualifying projects include:

  • Bridges
  • Industrial parks
  • Roads
  • Renewable energy and associated generation
  • Pipelines
  • Purification sewers and
  • Telephone lines

Application for the CIP should be made prior to the infrastructure construction commencing.


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