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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 >


Presidential Youth Working Group 'to mainstream youth development'

07 July 2015
The Presidential Youth Working Group will mainstream youth development in the work of government.

Africa 'must capitalise on tourism growth'

06 July 2015
Africa has everything going for it as a continent that is set to increase its share of expected growth in international tourism and travel, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

Manufacturing 'the best vehicle for diversifying the economy'

03 July 2015
A strong manufacturing sector is the best vehicle for diversifying the economy, and through this reducing poverty and inequality, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at the second annual…

WEF to harness 'optimism, commitment to Africa'

05 June 2015
The 25th World Economic Forum on Africa was the largest to date, reflecting optimism over Africa's prospects and a commitment to tackling the continent's challenges by means of public-private co-operation.

IDC staff pack 45 000 meals for World Hunger Day

29 May 2015
IDC staff volunteers packed 45 576 nutritious meals for delivery to children from disadvantaged areas as part of a World Hunger Day initiative at the IDC's head office in Sandton…

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…

Awards help turn student business plans into reality

04 May 2015
The IDC's Tertiary Institutions Business Plan Competition creates a platform for engagement with colleges and universities, aimed at identifying, nurturing and enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs in the country.

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

CEO takes on Kilimanjaro challenge for Women’s Legacy Project

20 April 2015
Industrial Development Corporation chief executive Geoffrey Qhena is taking on the Trek4Mandela challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise R1.5-million for the Corporation’s Women’s Legacy Project.

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.

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

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




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Jorge Maia on South Africa's poultry industryEnsuring a sustainable South African poultry industry will require improving the competitiveness of the value chain, while assisting small- to medium-sized producers and processors, argues IDC Head of Research and Information Jorge Maia. MORE >

Economic OverviewEconomic Overview, June 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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