Organisation : Department of Trade,Export and Investment – dti
Facility : Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS)
Location : Gauteng
Website : http://www.thedtic.gov.za/financial-and-non-financial-support/incentives/sector-specific-assistance-scheme/
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DTI Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS)
Description of the Sector Specific Assistance Scheme :
** The Sector Specific Assistance Scheme is a reimbursable cost-sharing incentive scheme whereby financial support is granted to organisations supporting the development of industry sectors and those contributing to the growth of South African exports.
Related : Department of Trade,Export and Investment Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS) : www.southafricain.com/1930.html
** Organisations supported under SSAS include Export Councils, Joint Action Groups, Industry Associations and those involved in the aimed at the development of emerging exporters
Objectives of SSAS
** Developing an industry sector as a whole
** Developing new export markets
** Stimulate job creation
** Broadening the export base
** Proposing solutions to factors inhibiting export growth
** Promote broader participation of black owned and SMME’s to the economy.
Nature of SSAS Projects
** A project is a task with a pre-determined outcome, a defined or short-term time frame and measurable milestones.
** The Project must be essentially developmental or promotional in nature.
** Project should benefit the sector as a whole in terms of the SSAS objectives
** SSAS funding of non-profit business organisations in sectors and sub-sectors of industry prioritised by the dti
** Any research/studies undertaken or databases obtained will become the property of the dti.