Free State Development Corporation

Business Development

SMME Development Services

The principal objectives in the FDC's SMME development strategy are:

  • Development of sustainable SMME projects that create jobs.
  • Growing a balanced and profitable SMME loan portfolio.
  • Promoting black economic empowerment and increasing economic participation of previously disadvantaged individuals.

Funding of SMME'S and Co-operatives are directed to the following key strategic sectors:


  • Agro- Processing
  • Mineral Beneficiation
  • Chemical Beneficiation


  • Franchising
  • Retail
  • Tourism Development
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Business Process Services and Offshoring( BPS&O)

FDC Head Office

33 Kellner Street

Tel: 051 4000 800
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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Bloemfontein
  • Languages: 64.4% Sesotho
    Languages: 11.9% Afrikaans, 9.1% isiXhosa
  • Population density: 23 people per km²
  • Area 129, 480 km²
  • Share of total SA area 10.6%

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