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Before we can start you need to sign up for an IDF Online Portal account. This is a short and simple process and only requires that you have a valid email address. Once the email address has been validated you can sign-in, and create a new application, continue with an existing application or view status updates on submitted applications.

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Existing applicants


What are IDF Capital’s targeted businesses?

  • Black owned and managed (51% or more); or
  • Black women and managed businesses (51% or more); or
  • Black youth owned and managed (51% or more)

What type of funding does IDF Capital offer?

  • Debt
  • Equity
  • Quasi - equity

What funding products do we offer?

  • Cash Flow Finance
  • Term Debt
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital

What sectors do we currently focus on?

  • Technology
  • Rail and rail-related industries
  • Chemicals and chemical-related industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Agro-processing
  • This list not exhaustive

What are our excluded areas of investment?

  • Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) / Non-Commercial Ventures / Co-operatives
  • Businesses primarily trading in gambling, liquor, military or illegal activities
  • Speculative Businesses
  • Debt Replacement
  • Primary Agriculture
  • Business Rescue/Distressed Businesses
  • Proof of concepts and pilot studies / feasibility studies
  • We have ceased investments in Gas Stations and Laundromats

What are IDF Capital’s possible funding amounts?

  • R250k to R10m for first time applicants and up to R20m for returning applicants.

How is IDF Capital different from more traditional banks?

  • We offer comprehensive business support services such as marketing, financial management and business strategy.
  • We seek to divest from the business after 5 years.

What are the interest payments?

  • Evaluated on a case by case basis. Taking into consideration the risks and impact of the business.

What track record should my business have?

  • At least 6 months in operation and/or
  • Possess signed contracts, invoices or purchase orders and can provide the supporting documents.

How long does it take for an application to be approved?

  • 4 to 16 weeks – depending on the type of funding requested (i.e. longer for equity funding) and the information that has been provided.

When will I receive application feedback?

  • 7 working days.

Having problems uploading documents on the portal application?

  • Upload document and then submit.
  • Alternatively request an application form from