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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 >

 

Energy storage has potential to spur economic growth

17 August 2017
The global energy generation landscape is evolving rapidly from a centralised generation to a distributed energy generation model. While this change has created challenges, it has also created opportunities, says…

IDC approvals jump to R15.3 billion for 2017 financial year

31 July 2017
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) continues to be counter-cyclical in the current economic environment. In 2017, the IDC demonstrated...

Bag manufacturer opens plant in Cape town

19 July 2017
Start-up enterprise, PP Excel (Pty) LTD has officially launched a manufacturing plant in Cape Town. The plant manufactures quality woven polypropylene cement and raffia bags...

IDC funded cement plant - launches in Ethiopia

19 May 2017
As part of its objectives aimed at strengthening regional economic integration, the IDC partnered with South African cement manufacturer PPC, the ...

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…

IDC CEO talks industrialisation at WEF

31 January 2017
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 labour delegation that attended the 2017…

IDC and NEF merge

17 February 2017
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 Cape Town yesterday that…

New energy plant launched in Cape Town

31 January 2017
On the 25 January 2017, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), working with other partners, Clean Energy Africa, WasteMart and Afrox launched the multi-million rand New Horizons waste-to-energy plant in Athlone,…

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…

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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2017 Integrated ReportOur Integrated Report, Advancing Transformative Industrialisation, covers our financial and non-financial strategy, performance aspects and prospects for the year 2017. 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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