Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SASS)


Offer support to projects that promote the development of emerging exporters.


Non-profit business sector organisations, such as Export Councils, Joint Action Groups and industry associations.

Qualifying sectors are as follows:

  • Aerospace, rail and marine
  • Agro-processing
  • Automotive
  • Business Process Outsourcing services
  • Capital equipment and allied services
  • Chemical and allied industries
  • Creative industries
  • Electro-technical
  • Film production
  • Metals and allied industries
  • Pre-qualified ICT services
  • Pre-qualified tourism services
  • Textiles and clothing

80:20 cost-sharing, max R1m for:

  • Local and international air travel
  • Accommodation
  • Subsistence allowance of R200 per day
  • Transportation of samples
  • Exhibition costs
  • Specialised training (e.g. product development, design colour trends, project management, etc.)