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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 delivers on funding, jobs in challenging economic environment

17 September 2015
The IDC has a track record of delivering under pressure and, as it did during the global financial crisis of 2008-09, successfully played a counter-cyclical role in the economy in…

IDC invests R10.9bn to pull economy through tough year

14 September 2015
The IDC responded to a challenging economic environment by approving R11.5-billion in funding for strategic projects across the country and the region in 2015, helping to save and create 20…

Call for Emerging Black Filmmakers to submit proposals

14 September 2015
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund…

APORDE continues to broaden perspectives on Africa's development

13 September 2015
The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economies, which has trained over 150 people from African countries over the last nine years, wrapped up its 2015 seminar at the IDC offices…

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.

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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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 >

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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