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.
in total infrastructure delivered
total loan disbursements
in infrastructure implementation support delivered
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.
"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
Local Government Support
The local government sector is an investment area where the DBSA holds extensive expertise and we work with all three sectors of local government i.e. metros, secondary and under-resourced municipalities.
Information & Communications Technology
DBSA continuously seeks investment opportunities from both the private and public sectors as well as co-financiers where ICT projects can be developed for immediate or preparation funding.
Water and Sanitation
We offer a range of financial and non-financial solutions for the water and sanitation sector that address South Africa’s infrastructure water and sanitation challenges.