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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 >


Coega Development Zone projects operational

14 March 2014
Coega Development Zone projects operational Supporting renewable energy efforts and metals beneficiation, two Industrial Development Corporation-funded Coega Development Zone projects will also create some 500 job opportunities for locals....  

IDC CEO launches youth portal

19 October 2016
Keen to ramp-up funding to youth-owned enterprises in the financial year ahead, the IDC has launched a youth portal for youth entrepreneurs to engage on challenges, opportunities and other critical…

Minister challenges SA youth

19 October 2016
Young people have a bigger role to play towards accelerating government's efforts to transform and grow the local economy, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel told the inaugural IDC national youth…

On the right growth path: Limpopo has potential to expand SA's industrial base

27 September 2016
IDC funding to black industrialist grew by nearly 50% in 2015/16, with R923-million of the R2.9-billion approved going to projects in Limpopo, IDC CEO Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena told the latest…

Chinese car manufacturer, IDC unveil SA's biggest investment in 40 years

30 August 2016
South Africa's automotive industry has received a major shot in the arm with the announcement of the biggest greenfield investment in 40 years.

IDC increases approvals by 26% to R14.5-billion

30 August 2016
The Industrial Development Corporation raised its funding approvals in the 2016 financial year by 26%, approving R14.5-billion as it sought to inject momentum into the South African economy.

eThekwini Cheese: aiming to set a new benchmark in SA

05 September 2016
The staff and management of eThekwini Cheese got the chance to showcase their factory to the people who made it possible when IDC CEO Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena and his team…

Growth opportunities highlighted at KZN leg of the CEO Regional Roadshow

05 September 2016
IDC funding for existing and potential industries in KwaZulu-Natal is poised for accelerated growth, IDC CEO Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena told stakeholders at the latest IDC CEO Regional Roadshow in Umhlanga.

Partnerships highlighted at IDC's North West roadshow

19 August 2016
The IDC CEO Regional Roadshow stopped off for a packed full-day event in Brits, North West on 11 August, with the focus on partnerships with women, youth and black industrialists.

IDC funding helps bag manufacturer blaze a new trail

18 August 2016
A delegation led by CEO Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena got to see how far IDC funding can go when they paid a visit to an industry-leading factory in North West province.

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.



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.

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Thought leaders
Latest research

2016 Integrated ReportOur Integrated Report, Driving South Africa's competitiveness through industrial development, covers our financial and non-financial strategy, performance aspects and prospects for the year 2015/16. MORE >




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Economic Development Minister Ebrahim PatelFacing tough economic times globally and locally, South Africa - and the IDC as one of its key development finance institutions - must diversify and focus on opportunities in three key areas, argues Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. MORE >


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