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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 >

 

Enter the IDC Open Innovation Forestry challenge

02 April 2014
Submit your ideas to help grow and develop the wood and forestry industry now in the IDC Open Innovation Forestry challenge....

Funding fillip for youth in business

16 April 2013
Funding fillip for youth in business The IDC has set aside R1-billion from its Gro-E Scheme for business development to launch the Gro-E Youth Fund, which will exclusively support enterprises…

Turn an ordinary business plan into the extraordinary

08 October 2012
Turn an ordinary business plan into the extraordinary The IDC BMF Sefa Business Plan Competition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get expert advice on their business plans through specialised…

Venture Capital Energy Efficiency Challenge Launched

08 October 2012
Venture Capital Energy Efficiency Challenge launched Do you have a unique technology to address the energy efficiency challenges South Africa is faced with? To learn more about the IDC Venture…

Business Partner Awards launched

02 July 2012
Business Partner Awards launched Businesses big and small that are helping to grow the economy can compete in the awards, and be in the running for some useful prizes. Read…

Mining world gathers in Cape Town

28 January 2014
The mining industry is expected in Cape Town for the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world's biggest gathering of the sector's players.

Statistical update on South Africa’s economic sectors

02 September 2012
Statistical update on South Africa's economic sectors The IDC's Research and Information Department has released a statistical update of its Sectoral Trends publication for the third quarter of 2012. Read…

Statistical update on South Africa’s economic sectors

15 May 2012
Statistical update on South Africa's economic sectors The IDC's Research and Information Department has released the "Performance of the primary and secondary sectors of the South African economy – statistical…

Statistical update on South Africa’s economic sectors

13 December 2012
Statistical update on South Africa’s economic sectors The Industrial Development Corporation’s Research and Information Department has released the latest statistical update of its regular publication Sectoral Trends: Performance of the…

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…

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.

Incentives

Investment
incentives

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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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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