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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 >


Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 - Minister Zulu on SMMEs

20 March 2017
“The South African economy needs scalable SMMEs that can grow at an exponential rate. This is critical to helping government achieve its objectives of reducing unemployment,” said Small Business Development…

IDC and Thinklabs donate stethoscopes to Tygerberg hospital

02 March 2017
“Improving access to quality healthcare, especially in previously marginalised communities, is a part of the IDC’s broader development mandate”, said IDC regional manager for the Western Cape, Lizo Ntloko. Speaking…

IDC and NEF merge

17 February 2017
IDC and NEF merge In a landmark breakthrough for SA’s quest for inclusive growth and radical economic transformation, the Ministers of Trade and Industry and of Economic Development announced in…

New energy plant launched in Cape Town

31 January 2017
New energy plant launched in Cape Town   On the 25 January 2017, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), working with other partners, Clean Energy Africa, WasteMart and Afrox launched the…

IDC CEO talks industrialisation at WEF

31 January 2017
IDC CEO talks industrialisation at WEF IDC CEO Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena and Chairperson of the IDC Board, Ms Busi Mabuza, were part of a 56-person high level government, business and…

Futuregrowth restores lending relationship with IDC

10 November 2016
Futuregrowth, a leading asset manager, has lifted the suspension of its lending activities to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) with immediate effect. The announcement follows Futuregrowth’s extensive review of the…

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…

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

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