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                                       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
           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
           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

Hloni Motloung
The Gate
Tel.: (011) 253 5610

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

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