The Infrastructural, Developmental and Environmental Assets Managed Fund (IDEAS Managed Fund) focuses on investments that make a significant contribution to economic growth and/or upliftment in core infrastructure, renewable energy and social infrastructure.
Core infrastructure includes roads, railways, telecoms and airports. Renewable energy assets include wind farms and solar plants. Social infrastructure includes provision of public services, often via Private Public Partnerships (PPPs), including prisons, water treatment plants and hospitals, as well as community development projects, such as affordable housing and retail outlets in townships and rural areas.
To date the IDEAS Fund has significantly participated in the South African Government's renewable energy programme, being an investor in 20 projects across the country:
- 9 wind projects in the Eastern, Northern and Western Cape
- 10 solar projects in the Northern Cape, Limpopo and the Free State
- 1 small hydro project in the Northern Cape