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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 >


IDC's R5.6m boost for future scientists from disadvantaged schools

30 April 2015
A R5.6-million donation will enable 50 talented learners from IDC-adopted schools to acquire the savvy and skills they will need to succeed in science, technology and engineering at university level

New science laboratories to inspire Mahikeng learners

31 March 2015
The world of science and technology opened up in exciting new ways for the learners of Boithaopo Secondary School in Mahikeng, North West as the IDC opened two state-of-the-art laboratories.

IDC takes Take a Girl Child to Work Day a whole lot further

29 May 2015
The IDC didn't just host 42 learners on Take a Girl Child to Work Day, it also put them on an 18-month mentorship programme, to ensure that the benefits of…

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.

Gordhan sets eyes on empowerment and business support

26 February 2016
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had the tough difficult task of balancing the country's budget during tough economic times. In doing so, he spoke of several business boosting measures.

IDC donates R10m towards Mandela Children’s Hospital

17 February 2016
The IDC has donated R10m towards the building of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital located in Parktown, Johannesburg began in April 2014.

President commends IDC in SONA speech

18 February 2016
President praises the IDC for doing a good job in a tough economic climate in his SONA, saying it provided finance "without fail" even in the aftermath of the global…

Zwane looks forward to sunnier days

09 February 2016
Mining might be in its winter season, said Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane in opening the Mining Indaba. But he had met one on one with stakeholders and was certain…

Team South Africa delivers upbeat message at Davos

22 January 2016
President Jacob Zuma travelled to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland with a strong delegation armed with the upbeat message that SA is a resilient country fully…

Joint auto venture to grow local jobs

22 December 2015
The Industrial Development Corporation has signed a R12-billion agreement with Beijing Automotive International Corporation to build a car manufacturing plant in South Africa.

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.



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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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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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Listen to the our weekly Power Hour podcasts with Victor Kgomoeswana for updates on business trends, news and views. MORE >

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