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Financing infrastructure for shared prosperity

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a development finance institution that promotes inclusive and sustainable economic development, growth and regional integration through infrastructure finance and development.

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Sustainability at the forefront

The Development Bank of Southern Africa is one of the leading African Development Finance Institutions, wholly-owned by the government of South Africa.

Learn about our SDG themes and impact

R66.3 bn

in total infrastructure delivered, unlocked

R3.4 bn

Value of infrastructure delivered by black-owned entities

R15.4 bn

total loan disbursements

R1.4 bn

infrastructure unlocked for under-resourced municipalities

Our commitment to Africa's sustainable development

Our primary purpose is delivering impactful development finance solutions that ignite transformative change in South Africa and on the rest of African continent.

Improving the quality of life of people in Africa is the fundamental focus of our development impact.

We aim to bend the arc of history towards shared prosperity through multifaceted investments in sustainable infrastructure and human capacity development.

Patrick Dlamini

"We are operating in a rapidly transitioning world. The DBSA is mindful of how this impacts the sustainability of our business. Our future focused strategy is reinforcing the resilience and relevance of the Bank in a world of disruption and change."

Patrick K. Dlamini - CEO & Managing Director

What we offer

The Development Bank of Southern Africa is one of the leading African Development Finance Institutions, wholly-owned by the government of South Africa.
Planning

Planning

Our aim at the DBSA is to assist municipalities to adopt sound infrastructure plans across  all priority sectors that identify sustainable projects for funding.

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Programme Development

Programme Development

The DBSA has a track record in programme management and development which has facilitated the acceleration and realization of  development impact from projects.

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fund management

Fund Management

As one of Africa’s leading development finance institutions, it is our responsibility to promote inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development and growth.

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Finance

Financing

As the DBSA, our primary purpose is to promote economic development, growth and regional integration through infrastructure finance and development.

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climate financing

Climate Financing

The objective for the DBSA is to mobilise funding which will be used for the purpose of developing sustainable and environmentally-friendly infrastructure solutions.

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build and maintenance

Build and Maintenance

Through our infrastructure delivery capacity, the DBSA aims to augment the capacity of the State to deliver economic and social infrastructure.

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Moonshot Initiatives

Moonshot Initiatives

The Moonshots are distillations of the DBSA’s Development Position and are driven primarily by development impact and social investment as a return.

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infrastructure fund

Infrastructure Fund

The aim of the Infrastructure Fund is to transform public infrastructure financial provisioning using blended finance by combining capital from the public and private sector financiers, Development

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Focus areas

Energy

Energy

DBSA looks to support the development and funding of renewable energy projects from a multitude of investors to assist in building and transforming Africa.

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Transport

Transport

DBSA’s function within this sector is to pursue infrastructure investment for projects tailored for the development of bridges, roads, bus stations, railways, terminals, airports, seaports, border ports and more.

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Education

DBSA’s Social Infrastructure Sector’s mandate includes the funding of projects and transactions in the Education Sector.

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Health

Health

DBSA’s purpose is to support public and private infrastructure projects that promote sustainable development and are aligned with the needs of each beneficiary as well as the policies and goals of the Department of Health.

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Project showcase

Integrated rural development in KwaZulu-Natal

Integrated rural development in KwaZulu-Natal

The DBSA promotes the development of CSI programmes supporting women, youth, people with disabilities and people living in rural areas.

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housing

Helping to address South Africa’s human settlement needs

High rates of urbanisation, a growing population, financial constraints and rising development costs have made it impossible for the South African government to keep pace with the country’s demand for housing.

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food packing

CSI aligned to national events - Food packing helps the DBSA family celebrate Mandela day

The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) aims to provide meals to learners in need. Adequate nutrition is essential for children to be able to take part in mental and physical activities at school.

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School Leadership Development Project

The School Leadership Development Programme is a key Employee Volunteerism Project (EVP) of the DBSA CSI programme. The Bank is in its second year of a collaborative partnership with Symphonia South Africa through their flagship programme, Partners for Possibility (PfP).

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Education - Early Childhood Development (ECD) infrastructure projects, Limpopo, North West and Gauteng

Developing ECD infrastructure is one of the Bank’s flagship projects as it straddles both of our CSI focus sectors, education and health. Early childhood development encompasses physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and motor development between 0 – 8 years of age.

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Uhlanjana bridge

Education - Uhlanjana River Pedestrian Bridge, Kwazulu-Natal

One of our flagship projects is the construction of a pedestrian bridge across the Uhlanjana River,
KwaZulu-Natal. The bridge will enable learners and communities to access education and health

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Mulembo Lelya Hydro Power Plant

Mulembo Lelya Hydro Power Plant - Zambia

The Mulembo Lelya Hydro Electric Power Limited (MLHEPL), a company registered under the laws of Zambia, is intending to exploit the hydro power potential of the Mulembo and Lelya Rivers on the border of the Central and Eastern Province of Zambia to meet some of the anticipated

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midvaal

Midvaal Electricity PPP Project

In its strategic planning of 2013 Midvaal Local Municipality identified the sustainability of power supply as a key driver to enable economic development.

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Contact Details

Physical Address

Development Bank of Southern Africa
Headway Hill
1258 Level Road
Midrand
South Africa

Post Address

P O Box 1234
Halfway House
1685
South Africa

Contact Details

Switch Board: +27 11 313 3911
Reception: +27 11 313 3500 or +27 11 313 3297
Email: webmaster@dbsa.org