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  • 1,221,037 km2
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Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) (MCEP)

  • Location:
    South Africa

  • Types of policy:
    • Financial Incentives for ULEB and deep retrofits
    • Financial incentives

  • Implementation period:
    2012 to 2018

  • Year of latest revision:

  • Title in original language:
    Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP)

The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) provides financial incentives to existing manufacturers for expanding or upgrading facilities. While MCEP consists of several supplementary programmes, one of its key components is the Green Technology and Resource Efficiency Improvement (GTREI) grant.
GTREI seeks to facilitate investment in green technologies and production processes including energy efficiency. Through the GTREI eligible companies can recoup up to 50% of costs incurred.


  • Covary, Theo (Lead author)
  • Adisorn, Thomas (Reviewer)

References and further reading

  • Barings (2012): A Weekly Review of Global Markets. www.bigee.net/s/av75rf
  • Deloitte (2012): Is the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme the answer; 16 May 2012 – www.bigee.net/s/1cebrz
  • Department of Trade and Industry (2014): Programme Guidelines, Version 4 - April 2014. www.bigee.net/s/hpng39
  • Department of Trade and Industry (2015): Notice on the Suspension of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP). www.bigee.net/s/5faujc
  • Government of South Africa (2015): South Africa’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). www.bigee.net/s/bmdpuz
  • Modise, Mokgadi (2013): Overview on the National Energy Efficiency Strategy (NEES) Post 2015. www.bigee.net/s/95mmpq
  • National Business Initiative (NBI) (2015): Overview. www.bigee.net/s/6ud9ms
  • Odysee Mure (2012): Tax Relief for Energy-Saving Equipment : Accelerated Capital Allowance. www.bigee.net/s/29qvbj
  • Trademark South Africa (2012): Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme. www.bigee.net/s/xn3w2y

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