South Africa
Finance Support
Business development

The Township and Rural Empowerment Programmes (TREP) supports informal, micro and small enterprises and cooperatives in the rural and township economies. TREP provides blended finance and business development support to various sectors with a view of promoting their participation in the mainstream economy.

The Scheme is aimed at supporting small enterprises to:

  • participate in the rebuilding and restructuring of the economy in townships and rural areas;

  • necessitated by the emergence of the new world order;

  • improve the quality and competitiveness of small enterprises for both domestic supply and export market; and

  • seize opportunities in various sectors availed by the Covid-19 pandemic through the value chains and beyond.

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​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Real estate activities

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