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South Africa

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Interactive Media/Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Administrative Guidance

Programme Guidelines

The Department of Trade and Industry, Industrial Development Division (IDD)

Nelly Molokoane, Director of Incentive Administration

+27.12.394.9500

contactus@thedti.gov.za

www.thedti.gov.za

Incentive

20-25% Rebate
Local Production Company Required: Yes

Project Criteria

R12M; R1.5M (post)

R50M

Four weeks and 50% of principal photography/ Two weeks and 100% of post-production

Qualified Spend/Bonus

20% all production costs incurred by the applicant on intellectual property and goods owned, or facilities and services provided by South African companies.

Where individuals or contractors are paid via an agency, proof of the South African citizenship status of the individual or contractor will be required.

Goods and services may be provided outside South Africa as long as the shooting schedule requirements are met.

 

  • 2.5% for shooting in South Africa and conducting post-production with a Qualifying South African Post-Production Expenditure of R1.5M
  • 5% for shooting in South Africa and conducting post-production with a Qualifying South African Post-Production Expenditure of R3M
Program Guidelines

None

Yes

Additional Considerations

Productions with QSAPE of R100M or more may have the minimum shooting requirments waived at the discretion of the Adjudication Committee.

Applications for production must reach DTI prior to commencement of principal photography.

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