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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 >


Mabu is a case of turning innovation into a successful business

26 August 2015
A pair of scientists has turned their research into substrates for growing mushrooms into a viable business. At the same time, they have shown that women can conquer the agriculture…

Quality education is critical to boosting skills and employment levels

26 August 2015
A new multimillion-rand school in Willowvale will bring improved education - and with it better prospects - to the rural community of Nkonkwana. The school was donated by the IDC.

Lorraine Masipa: blazing a trail in a male-dominated industry

21 August 2015
Having built up a successful new company in a male-dominated industry, Lorraine Masipa is intent on making it easier for a younger generation of women entrepreneurs to follow in her…

IDC to channel R23bn to black industrialists

13 August 2015
The IDC will be channelling R23-billion towards black industrialists, giving fresh impetus to the Corporation's drive to expand the benefits of transformation in the country.

DFI’s will determine success of Black Industrialists Program - Black Management Forum

28 July 2015
“The success of government’s initiative to create 100 black industrialists, is largely dependent on the support that development finance institutions (DFI’s) will provide emerging industrialists over the next five years”,…

IDC summits Kilimanjaro for Mandela Day

23 July 2015
IDC Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Qhena and Functional Champion: Customer Relations Management, Lebo Bodibe returned to a hero's welcome at OR Tambo International Airport.

Revitalized manufacturing 'key to achieving NDP objectives'

20 July 2015
The state of manufacturing directly affects the government's ability to achieve its economic transformation objectives, Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina tells the second annual Manufacturing Indaba.

New spectacles make learning easier for De Aar pupils

17 July 2015
Twenty-eight pupils from Emthanjeni Primary School, a rural school in the Northern Cape town of De Aar, have received a new lease on learning through the IDC's Visual Support Programme.

Presidential Youth Working Group 'to mainstream youth development'

07 July 2015
The Presidential Youth Working Group will mainstream youth development in the work of government.

Africa 'must capitalise on tourism growth'

06 July 2015
Africa has everything going for it as a continent that is set to increase its share of expected growth in international tourism and travel, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

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




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Jorge Maia on South Africa's poultry industryEnsuring a sustainable South African poultry industry will require improving the competitiveness of the value chain, while assisting small- to medium-sized producers and processors, argues IDC Head of Research and Information Jorge Maia. MORE >

Economic OverviewEconomic Overview, August 2015
A synopsis of recent developments in the global and South African economies. MORE >


Sectoral Trends, 1st Quarter 2015
Analyses of production, employment and external trade trends pertaining to three broad sectors and 30 sub-sectors of the economy. MORE >



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