South Africa - Fourth Line of Credit to DBSA - Development Bank of Southern Africa

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Jul 2006
Signature Date 21 Jun 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Finance
DAC Sector Code 24030
Commitment U.A 73,700,114.24
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project involves the extension of a non-sovereign guaranteed line of credit of USD 100 million to support competitive infrastructure development, expansion, and rehabilitation in the SADC sub-region (excluding South Africa). DBSA will utilize at least 80% of the proceeds of the LOC to finance infrastructure projects in the sub-region. The major sectors include, without limitation, Energy, Transport, ICT, Water and Sanitation. The remaining proceeds of LOC will be utilized to finance infrastructure and related projects in the Manufacturing, Mining, Tourism and Financial services sectors within South Africa. A minimum of ten (10) infrastructure projects or a total of twenty five (25) infrastructure supportive projects are expected to be financed from the Line of Credit facility.

Project Objectives

Through the LOC and working with DBSA as a development and strategic partner, the Bank seeks to: (a) Broaden and deepen its development impact; (b) maximise poverty reduction; (c) facilitate economic integration and (d) good corporate governance practices by: Financing infrastructure projects with high development impact content in the sub-region, thereby alleviating poverty and improving the quality of life, as well as, strengthening the regional integration of the countries in SADC; and Supporting the economic growth and promoting stronger economic integration within the member states of SADC, by facilitating mainly export-oriented investments by private enterprises.


The project will support the regional integration efforts of the Bank Group. Several economic benefits will accrue to the Citizens and Governments of the SADC sub-region as a result of this facility to DBSA.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZA-HAA-008
Last Update 21 Sep 2021


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Geographic Location

Country South Africa