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Below is a list of the investment opportunities developed by the NEF’s Strategic Projects Fund, selected from a pipeline of 27 projects.

Total fund portfolio stands at approximately ZAR30 billion at financial close (US$4 billion or €2.91 billion). Some of these projects have already partnered with international investors. We urge more international investors to come forward as partners and beneficiaries in South Africa’s resolve to become a winning nation.

Project 1: House of David Tlale

Sector: Manufacturing – Textiles ZAR125 million (USD9.5 million or €7.9 million) Project Summary The project…

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Project 2: Mendi Rail

Sector: Manufacturing ZAR150 million (USD11.39 million or €9.5 million) Project Summary Mendi Rail’s vision is…

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Project 3: Gemilatex

Sector: Manufacturing ZAR million (USD million or € million) Project Summary Gemilatex aims to investigate…

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Project 4: Kenako Medical

Sector: Healthcare & Manufacturing ZAR262 million (USD19.8 million or €16.5 million) Project Summary Kenako intends…

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Project 5: Nyamane Agro Foods Holdings

Sector: Agriculture ZAR250 million (€15.8 million or USD18.9 million) Project Summary The NEF has entered…

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Project 6: Jalo Renal

Sector: Medical Devices Manufacturing ZAR220 million (USD16.6 million or €13.9 million) Project Summary The NEF…

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Project 7: Busamed (Pty) Ltd

Sector: Infrastructure (Healthcare) ZAR3.7 billion (USD279 million or €230 million) Project Summary Three main hospital…

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Project 8: Salamax 1660 (Pty) Ltd

Sector: Renewable Energy – Biofuels ZAR1.3 billion (USD10 million or €80 million] Project Summary Salamax…

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Project 10: Rare Metal Industries

Sector: Mineral Beneficiation Projects ZAR13 billion (USD980 million or €820 million) Project Summary The project…

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Project 11: Manhize Coking Coal

Sector: Mineral Beneficiation ZAR1.8 billion (USD144 million or €140 million) Project Summary The project aims…

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Project 12: Nkomazi Cotton Development Project

Sector: Textile Manufacturing ZAR160 million (€€10.1 million or USD12.1 million) Project Summary The NEF has…

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Project 13: Cape Point Film Studios

Sector: Infrastructure & Manufacturing ZAR581 million (USD43 million or €36.7 million) Project Summary Cape Point…

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Project 14: Graskop Gorge Lift Company

Sector: Tourism Infrastructure ZAR101.81 million (USD7.6 million or €6.4 million) Project Summary The objective of…

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Project 15: Mabele Fuels

Sector: Manufacturing R2.5 billion (USD189 million or €160 million) Project Summary The project intends to…

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Project 16: Berlin Beef

Sector: Agro-processing Seeking export opportunities Project Summary Berlin Beef is the first black-owned feedlot in…

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Project 17: Global Wheel

Sector: Manufacturing Seeking export opportunities Project Summary Global Wheel is the largest majority black-owned and…

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Project 18: Unique Engineering

Sector: Manufacturing Seeking export opportunities Project Summary Unique Engineering was established in 1971. Unique Engineering…

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Project 19: Smith Capital

Sector: Engineering Seeking export opportunities Project Summary The National Empowerment Fund invested in Isipho Capital…

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