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We make an impact across the country, helping develop new business, growing existing companies, boosting local economies and providing expertise wherever needed.


Our African footprint

We bring a wealth of experience to industrial transformation across Africa, supporting sustainable development in Africa. MORE >

 

Natural gas vehicles in the spotlight

21 November 2014
The IDC's role in driving the use of natural gas as a viable alternative transport fuel was highlighted at the NGV 2014 South Africa conference in Johannesburg in November.

New platform to sustain entrepreneurship in SA

12 November 2014
The IDC has partnered with the Innovation Hub and Wits Business School in the founding of Startup Nations South Africa, a globally connected initiative aimed at "sparking, seeding and sustaining"…

Small business, huge potential for South Africa

27 October 2014
The inaugural National SMME Policy Colloquium wrapped up at the IDC's Johannesburg headquarters after three days of deliberations underscored by the message: the right enabling environment is needed for small…

Calling on young entrepreneurs to 'Stand Up'

17 October 2014
The IDC's new media campaign, underpinned by its R1-billion Gro-E Youth Scheme, calls on the country's future industrialists to "Stand Up" and act on their business plans.

IDC invests R20-million in 20 adopted schools

10 October 2014
A R1.1-million science laboratory is unveiled at Moses Maren Secondary School in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg - part of a R20-million investment by the IDC in 20 adopted schools across…

IDC drives localisation, import replacement in mining and manufacturing

07 October 2014
Expanding production in value-added sectors, promoting import replacement through localisation, and creating employment opportunities were the key strategic drivers behind the IDC's investments in mining and manufacturing in 2013/14.

CEO talks about latest results

06 October 2014
CEO Geoffrey Qhena assesses the IDC’s 2013-1014 results and talks about the corporation’s impact on building South Africa’s economy.

Indigo Fruit grows with IDC

03 October 2014
Funding from the IDC will help Indigo Fruit Farming to expand its packing facilities, develop new orchards, install hail netting and acquire new agricultural machinery, plant and equipment, in the…

Local jewellers backed by R100m Gold Loan Scheme

01 October 2014
The R100-million Gold Loan Scheme will help local jewellery manufacturers both to increase their exports and to re-capture a big local market which is currently being served by imported products.

IDC posts record funding approvals

19 September 2014
Despite a challenging economic environment, the IDC approved more funding than ever before in 2013/14 and disbursed its second-highest amount of funding. Green industries, youth-owned business and small, medium and…

Building local economies

Our work in funding and supporting public local economic development agencies across the country. MORE >

 

Corporate responsibility

It is important for us to play our part in improving the quality of life of all our communities, especially in rural and underdeveloped areas.

Incentives

Investment
incentives

Easy access to government incentives.

Supporting innovation

Intellectual capital plays a huge role in our economic development and, through the Open Innovation Initiative, we encourage an exchange of ideas.

Latest research
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Annual report

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Read our latest Trade Report, which aims to identify South African capital equipment products exhibiting potential for increased export penetration in global markets. MORE >

 

RESEARCH REPORTS >

The IDC again demonstrates its position as a catalyst for local and regional economic and social transformation, says CEO Geoffrey Qhena of the 2013/2014 financial results. MORE >

Expanding Industrial Capacity for Development covers our financial and non-financial strategy and performance aspects for 2013/2014. MORE >

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