The government of South Africa approved a tax incentive for Safripol (Pty) Ltd as part of the Tax Allowance Program.



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Government Gazette. The Republic of South Africa. Volume 616 No. 40375 of 28 October 2016. Department of Trade and Industry. Notice 710 of 2016. Available at:

Department of Trade and Industry. Section 12I Tax Allowance Incentive (12I TAI). Available at:

Inception date: 28 Oct 2016 | Removal date: open ended

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On 28 October 2016, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of South Africa issued Notice 710 announcing the approval of an application made by Safripol (Pty) Ltd for the 12I Tax Allowance Programme. As a result, the investment allowance granted to the local plastics manufacturer which is deductible from taxable income is ZAR 321.3 million (USD 23 million), and the training allowance is circa ZAR 1.6 million (circa USD 116,000).

The DTI has stated that from the company's total investments estimated at ZAR 953 million (USD 68.9 million), the manufacturing qualifying assets accounted for ZAR 918 million (USD 66.4 million). Due to the specific characteristics of the project, the DTI classified this investment as a Brownfield project.

The purpose of the investment is to manufacture polypropylene.

Section 12I Tax Allowance Incentive
The 12I Tax Incentive seeks to promote Greenfield and Brownfield investments with the objective to boost the productivity of the South African manufacturing sector and increase the productivity of the human capital.
The minimum investment required in qualifying assets is ZAR 50 million for a greenfield project (projects that use only new and unused manufacturing assets) and an additional investment of ZAR 30 million for a brownfield project (expansions or upgrades of existing industrial complexes). 
The total investment allowance range between 35% and 55% (or ZAR 350 million and ZAR 900 million) depending on the type of the investment, the status classification, and the localization.