Overview of Investor

Small Enterprise Finance Agency's (SEFA) core function is to foster the establishment, development and growth of SMMEs and cooperatives and contribute toward poverty alleviation, job creation and economic growth.

Our task is to provide SMMEs and cooperatives throughout South Africa with simple access to finance in an efficient and sustainable manner, by:

  • Delivering wholesale and direct lending credit facilities or products
  • Providing credit guarantees to SMMEs and cooperatives
  • Supporting the institutional strengthening of financial intermediaries, so that they can effectively assist small and micro-enterprises and cooperatives
  • Creating strategic partnerships with a range of institutions for sustainable small, micro-and cooperative enterprise development and support
  • Monitoring the effectiveness and impact of our financing, credit guarantee and capacity development activities
  • Developing (through partnerships) innovative finance products, tools and channels, to speed up increased market participation in the provision of affordable finance
Type of investor
Sector/s of Interest
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
Human health and social work activities
​Arts, entertainment and recreation
Country/s of interest
South Africa
Operational status
Allocating Funds