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In pursuit of sustainable and inclusive industrial development, the IDC announced that it had disbursed a record R16bn into the economy in the 2012/2013 financial year. In addition to this achievement, the corporation sustained its funding approvals at the R13bn mark recorded in the previous...

With a move to tungsten carbide – and patents pending for its own design – Somta is a leading provider of cutting tools including drills, end mills, taps and reamers. The new material expands its client market, but the company is keeping all its options...

A selection of interesting and useful gadgets were on display at the Innovation Summit, where science and technology topped the agenda.The Innovation Summit hosted by the Industrial Development Corporation was a vibrant, interactive event this year. Hundreds of school pupils attended, donning crazy hats and...

An experts’ consultation on the Interface between Mining and Manufacturing was held at the IDC on 22 August 2013.An experts’ consultation on the Interface between Mining and Manufacturing was held at the IDC on 22 August 2013. The forum was co-hosted by the Industrial Development...

The Industrial Development Corporation's Research and Information Department takes pleasure in releasing the latest update of its regular publication Sectoral Trends : Performance of the primary and secondary sectors of the South African Economy, 3rd quarter 2013.The Industrial Development Corporation's Research and Information Department takes...

A small factory in the tiny West Coast town of Velddrif is making a name for itself around the world. Stretch Tents International can be found from Burning Man to Glastonbury, and at a host of events and venues in-between. The waterproof, fire-retardant, tough-as-nails tents...

Factory fires, loss of supply, strikes, skills drain – SOS Tool & Die has had a rough few years. But it is sitting out the storm with its eye on the future. It is positive that the season will pass and things will stabilise...

Mining is fuelling rapid growth in the Northern Cape town of Kathu, and nearby alternative energy projects are bringing business people from foreign climes. Urban Hotels is placed to take advantage of the boom times....

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