Structuring and Funding

The CIDA Empowerment Fund team has a strong structuring competence and is well positioned to advise companies on their empowerment transactions. While numerous permutations are possible to achieve partner companies’ broad-based black economic empowerment objectives, the CIDA Education Group is well positioned to deliver a powerful empowerment solution, encompassing company employees and other broad-based empowerment players.

CIDA Empowerment Fund has access to a limited amount of unemcumbered risk capital for empowerment investments, as well as enjoying the support of South Africa’s financial institutions, many of which have been instrumental in establishing and developing the higher education institution. Transaction funding is considered on a deal by deal basis.










“The education offered at CIDA City Campus is designed to make students relevant, truly empowered, integrated citizens and leaders that are skilled and equipped to build the South African economy and society.”

- President Thabo Mbeki, addressing Parliament, 2001


“I believe the students at CIDA are using creativity and lateral thinking skills to a remarkable degree.”

- Edward De Bono


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