Government SEZ incentives available for investors are part of the dtic’s broader SEZ incentives strategy. The incentives give investors benefits such as;

Government Incentives

Tax Incentives

15% corporate tax, a building tax allowance, an employment tax incentive, and accelerated 12i tax allowance;

Automotive Incentive Support (AIS)

for every R1 invested by government through the AIS scheme government receiving R12;

Investor Support Mechanisms

an enhanced funding strategy, which includes a comprehensive SEZ fund, mix of funding instruments, public-private partnership arrangements, and other funding support from state-owned enterprises such as the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC); and

Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP)

through the dtic, companies wishing to relocate to the SEZ and can access benefits of up to 30% in grants if investing in production equipment to achieve increased volumes.

Further Benefits of Investing in Tshwane Automotive SEZ are:

  • Customised solutions for investors (e.g. serviced sites and fit-for-purpose buildings);
  • Environmental assistance (where applicable);
  • A clustering development approach;
  • Marketing and other value-added services;
  • ICT service-based infrastructure, allowing for the high-speed connectivity of voice/data/internet and video services into the tenant’s premises
  • Support with safety, health and environment services;
  • Skills development-related incentives;
  • Export marketing (new market development);
  • Job creation (as national and provincial grants can be accessed concurrently);
  • Foreign investment (with compensation for the qualifying costs of moving new machinery and equipment, excluding vehicles, from abroad);
  • Investing/reinvesting in productive assets;
  • Local enterprise development; and
  • World-class infrastructure networks (including road, rail and air connectivity).


In partnership with Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA), a facility has been developed to provide a supportive environment for businesses planning to operate, within the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone.

The One-Stop-Shop offerings include assistance with:

  • SEZ investor applications;
  • Municipal building plan approvals where applicable;
  • SEZ tax incentive applications;
  • Customs Controlled Area applications if required;
  • VISA, work permit and other related migration processes. The One-Stop-Shop also offers investor after-care services; and
  • Assistance with the Department of Trade & Industry Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS) application for qualifying component manufacturers.