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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 posts record funding approvals

19 September 2014
Despite a challenging economic environment, the IDC approved more funding than ever before in 2013/14 and disbursed its second-highest amount of funding. Green industries, youth-owned business and small, medium and…

Africa, partnerships key to IDC's vision

18 September 2014
Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena, CEO of the IDC, shares the corporation's latest financial results and how regional integration and partnerships with business are key to its vision for the future.

Boiler heats up Sasko savings

19 September 2014
A two-year partnership paid off when Sustainable Heating and the Industrial Development Corporation opened an environmentally efficient boiler at the Sasko Bakery in Cape Town.

IDC, China sign iron and steel deal

11 September 2014
IDC, China sign iron and steel deal The South African Iron and Steel Project takes a significant step forward as the Industrial Development Corporation of South African and China's Hebei…

Women must build self-esteem

11 September 2014
IDC, Women must build self-esteem In ending Women's Month, the IDC emphasised women in the workplace, focusing on their strengths and realising their dreams. A call was made for women…

Beneficiation seen as the best way

15 August 2014
Beneficiation seen as the best way With its vast mineral reserves, South Africa should turn its focus towards beneficiation to extract the best value from its minerals. Mining Lekgotla speakers…

IDC wins top integrated reporting award

13 August 2014
IDC wins top integrated reporting award Three years ago, the corporation adopted the globally accepted integrated reporting standard; this year, its efforts were rewarded when it won the top award…

IDC staff celebrate Mandela Day

22 July 2014
The IDC undertook a number of activities on International Nelson Mandela Day in an outreach aimed at giving back, as well as continuing Madiba's legacy. Staff packed food parcels for…

Learners get career help

22 July 2014
Learners get career help Career choice was explored at an information session held by the IDC at one of its adopted schools in Free State, Kgabareng High School. The other…

SA is Africa’s top investment destination

01 July 2014
Foreign direct investment into South Africa increased by 80% in 2013, making the economy again the biggest recipient in Africa, with about $8.2-billion pouring in. 

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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Annual report

research homeEconomic overview
The Department of Research and Information highlights the recent developments in the global and South African economies, August 2014. MORE >



The IDC again demonstrates its position as a catalyst for local and regional economic and social transformation, says CEO Geoffrey Qhena of the 2013/1014 financial results. MORE >

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

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