South Africa

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • 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

Program Guidelines

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

Dimakatso Kgomo



20-25% Rebate
Local Production Company Required: Yes

Project Criteria

R12-15M; R1.5M (post)


21 calendar days and 50% of principal photography; 14 calendar days (post) *Post requirement can be waived if 100% of post is conducted in South Africa.

Qualified Spend

Includes all expenditure attributed to production related goods and services delivered and provided in South Africa by a legal registered entity domiciled in South Africa. 

  • 5% of QSAPE for productions conducting post-production in South Africa and utlizing the services of a Black owned service company;
  • 2.5% of QSAPPE for productions spending at least R10M of the post-production budget in South Africa;
  • 5% of QSAPPE for productions spending at least R15M of the post-production budget in South Africa
Program Guidelines


Additional Considerations

The applicant must complete and submit an application no earlier than 45 calendar days prior to the start of principal photography.

The applicant must have sercured at least 80% of the total production budget before applying.