National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 31, Melrose Arch, Melrose North, 2076
Physical West Block, 187 Rivonia Road, Morningside, Johannesburg
Tel 011 305 8000


The vision of the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) is to become the leading provider of innovative transformation solutions for an economically inclusive South Africa.

The NEF is a driver and thought leader in promoting and facilitating black economic participation by providing financial and non-financial support to black-empowered businesses, and by promoting a culture of savings and investment among black people.

In pursuit of its mandate, the NEF provides financial and non-financial support. Financial support is comprised of the provision of innovative financing products to black-empowered businesses via five funds: the uMnotho, iMbewu, Rural and Community Development, Strategic Projects, and Women Empowerment Funds. Non-Financial support provided includes the following services: pre-investment support; post-investment support; turnaround, workouts and restructures; and socio-economic development and asset management.

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