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Vision and mission


To be the primary driving force of commercially sustainable industrial development
and innovation to the benefit of South Africa and the rest of Africa.


The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is a self-financing, national development finance institution whose primary objectives are to contribute to the generation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in Africa and to the economic empowerment of the South African population, thereby promoting the economic prosperity of all citizens. The IDC achieves this by promoting entrepreneurship through the building of competitive industries and enterprises based on sound business principles.

Innovation, Growth ... Sustainability

This theme captures the IDC’s focus in the year under review and provides an indication
of the Corporation’s future focus. It is in line with the move towards more sustainable
(greener) ways of doing business, both internally and externally. Sustainable growth will
therefore be the golden thread that runs throughout the IDC’s first integrated report.
In addition, the 2012 report will focus on innovation within IDC and in its relationship
with clients and other stakeholders.