DBSA Facts Sheet General Overview The Development Bank of Southern Africa is a leading Development Finance Institution (DFI) in Africa, south of the Sahara, The Bank’s roles include Financing, Advisor, Partner, Implementer and Integrator. o Financier: to contribute to the delivery of basic services and promote economic growth through infrastructure funding. Advisor: to build institutional, financial, technical and knowledge capacity for development. Partner: to leverage private, public and community players in the development process. Implementer: to originate and facilitate key initiatives for building capacity and providing development solutions. Integrator: to mobilize and link stakeholders, resources and initiatives for sustainable development outcomes. The Bank maximizes its contribution to sustainable development by mobilizing financial, knowledge and human capital to support Government and other development role- players in improving the quality of life of people in the region through funding infrastructure projects; accelerating the sustainable reduction of poverty and dependency; and promoting broad-based economic growth and regional economic integration. The DBSA was formed in 1983 and will be celebrating 25 years of development work in 2008. The DBSA houses the NEPAD Secretariat and supports it by providing treasury services, financial and accounting services, disbursement, procurement and contracting, legal, logistical, and human resource management services. The DBSA is currently engaged with projects in no less than 90 municipalities. These range from support for the development of policies and systems to the funding of municipal infrastructure. The DBSA and AsgiSA DBSA is advancing the implementation of the AsgiSA initiative championed by its sole shareholder, the South African Government. AsgiSA, which aims to achieve a 6% economic growth post 2010, is a government investment programmme that has prioritized government action and investment in six categories: infrastructure, interventions in the second economy, sector strategies, education and skills, public administration issues, and macro-economic issues. Its ultimate aim is to halve unemployment and poverty by 2014. Siyenza Manje The Siyenza Manje (we are doing it now) initiative, was launched by Government in June 2006 and is managed by the DBSA. It is aimed at building capacity at municipal level. The project identifies under-capacitated municipalities and provides them with assistance in the implementation of infrastructure projects, planning and financial capacity building. To date, Siyenza Manje has recruited close to 100 retired engineers, project managers and financial experts, who are paired with young professionals to improve the capacity of the municipalities. Through the Siyenza Manje, close to 500 projects are being implemented in the participating municipalities and more than 100 have been completed. An estimated 200 000 households have received access to water and 120 000 to sanitation as a result of the hands-on technical support provided by the experts. The DBSA and its Support for the Cities Hosting 2010 The DBSA played a critical role in managing and disbursing the Stadium Development Fund (R241 million) for the 2010 stadia. The Bank disbursed the planning funding and initial capital of R220 million to the host cities. The DBSA has developed a monitoring and controlling system for the construction of stadia which it hosts on its portal. The system gives authorized users real-time data on funding flows and physical progress against milestones. The DBSA as a Local Government Resource Centre The DBSA , in partnership with the South African Local Government Association and the Department of Provincial and Local Government, has developed a Local Government Resource Centre (LGRC) which is an internet-based facility that enables municipalities and other local government stakeholders to share knowledge, pool resources and facilitate cooperation. To date, more than 240 of the 284 municipalities have applied for connectivity and more than 72% have been connected. Another 32 stakeholders applied for connectivity, of which more than 90% were connected. The LGRC receives an average of 28 000 visits per month. The panel of municipal experts who are on standby to support municipalities, responding within 48 hours on any issue that is not yet on the LGRC. The DBSA and Local Economic Development The DBSA, in partnership with Old Mutual, has conceived the Local Investment Agency (LIA) to facilitate investment projects in depressed areas, thereby promoting economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction. An investment of R508 million was invested in the LIA, of which R500 million was earmarked for investment and the balance for working capital. The first area of focus was the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. A new model for implementing the LIA is currently being developed. The DBSA and the Creation of Sustainable Communities Sustainable Communities is a strategic initiative to pilot a new way of dealing with development challenges. It is a response to the Government’s adoption of a range of policies meant to promote the building of sustainable, integrated and inclusive communities. The Bank has established six pilot sites for the Sustainable Communities Initiative: Motherwell and Ngangelizwe in the Eastern Cape, Ba-Phalaborwa in Limpopo, Lydenburg/Mashishing in Mpumalanga, Diepsloot in Gauteng and Grabouw in the Western Cape. The DBSA and the Eradication of the Bucket System in the North West DBSA and the North West Provincial Government are making strides in helping eradicate the bucket system. The two formed a partnership in 2006 to do away with the bucket system by December 2007. To give effect to this partnership, the DBSA became a co-funder to address sanitation backlogs in the Province. Board of Directors o Jay Naidoo (Chairman of the Board) o Prof. Brian de Lacy Figaji o Paul Baloyi (CEO and MD) o Prof Eddie Webster o Andrew Boraine o Prof Omar Latiff o Trevor Fowler o Lungisa Fuzile o Nomboniso Gasa o Dr Lulu Gwagwa o Dr Deenadayalen Konar o Wendy Lucas-Bull o Dr Claudia Manning o Tryphosa Ramano o Ivan Mzileni o Thembisa Dingaan Executive management o Paul Baloyi, CEO and MD o Admassu Tadesse, Executive Manager and Chief of Staff: Strategy, Communication and Governance in the Office of the Chief Executive o Ernest Dietrich, Executive Manager, Treasury o Snowy Khoza, Executive Manager, Research & Information Division o Gwede Mantashe, Executive Manager, Strategic Initiatives o Luther Mashaba, Executive Manager, South African Operations o Leonie van Lelyveld, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Manager, Risk Cluster o Loyiso Pityana, Executive Manager, Human Capital and Technology o Pieter De La Rey, Chief Financial Officer Editorial Contact: Development Bank of Southern Africa Nonnie Letsholo Manager: Corporate Communications & Marketing Tel.: 011 313 3818 email@example.com Hloni Motloung The Gate Tel.: (011) 253 5610 E-mail: Hloni.firstname.lastname@example.org About Development Bank of Southern Africa The Development Bank is a leading Development Finance Institution (DFI) in Africa South of the Sahara, playing the roles of Financier, Advisor, Partner, Implementer and Integrator. The Bank maximises its contribution to sustainable development in the region by mobilising financial, knowledge and human resources to support Government and other development role-players in improving the quality of life of people in the region through funding infrastructure projects; accelerating the sustainable reduction of poverty and inequity; and promoting broad-based economic growth and regional economic integration.