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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 >


Building partnerships

19 January 2015
Imagine if the IDC did not partner with SA businesses. What would happen to our rich mineral resources? We're helping to build industries and make history.

Unique hotel 'raises bar for innovation, responsible tourism'

15 December 2014
Built with funding from the IDC, and part-owned and operated by the deaf community, the newly opened Park Inn Newlands in Cape Town has raised the bar internationally for responsible…

Structural transformation key to sustainable growth: Unctad

05 December 2014
Structural transformation is crucial for economic growth and human development in less developed countries, according to a new Unctad report which also holds lessons for developing countries struggling to overcome…

Natural gas vehicles in the spotlight

21 November 2014
The IDC's role in driving the use of natural gas as a viable alternative transport fuel was highlighted at the NGV 2014 South Africa conference in Johannesburg in November.

New platform to sustain entrepreneurship in SA

12 November 2014
The IDC has partnered with the Innovation Hub and Wits Business School in the founding of Startup Nations South Africa, a globally connected initiative aimed at "sparking, seeding and sustaining"…

Small business, huge potential for South Africa

27 October 2014
The inaugural National SMME Policy Colloquium wrapped up at the IDC's Johannesburg headquarters after three days of deliberations underscored by the message: the right enabling environment is needed for small…

Calling on young entrepreneurs to 'Stand Up'

17 October 2014
The IDC's new media campaign, underpinned by its R1-billion Gro-E Youth Scheme, calls on the country's future industrialists to "Stand Up" and act on their business plans.

IDC invests R20-million in 20 adopted schools

10 October 2014
A R1.1-million science laboratory is unveiled at Moses Maren Secondary School in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg - part of a R20-million investment by the IDC in 20 adopted schools across…

IDC drives localisation, import replacement in mining and manufacturing

07 October 2014
Expanding production in value-added sectors, promoting import replacement through localisation, and creating employment opportunities were the key strategic drivers behind the IDC's investments in mining and manufacturing in 2013/14.

CEO talks about latest results

06 October 2014
CEO Geoffrey Qhena assesses the IDC’s 2013-1014 results and talks about the corporation’s impact on building South Africa’s economy.

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.

Annual report
Thought leaders
Latest research

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

The IDC again demonstrates its position as a catalyst for local and regional economic and social transformation, says CEO Geoffrey Qhena of the 2013/2014 financial results. MORE >

Sectoral trendsSectoral Trends 4th Quarter
The IDC’s Department of Research and Information has released its Sectoral Trends publication, 4th Quarter 2014, which provides analyses covering the production, employment and external trade trends. MORE >



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