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The IDC rounds off a successful year, disbursing a record amount in funds – up 91% on the previous year – despite a fragile global economy.The Industrial Development Corporation has entrenched its position as a key player in the sustainable industrialisation of South Africa. It...

A roundtable discussion on Trade and Climate Change: Exploring the Impact on South African Business was held at the IDC on 23 October 2013.A roundtable discussion on Trade and Climate Change: Exploring the Impact on South African Business was held at the IDC on 23...

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 piece of South African medical technology has stolen the show on a global hospital drama. The Lodox device – as seen on Grey’s Anatomy – is the world’s first full-body, high-speed digital X-ray scanner.A pioneering South African medical device took the spotlight in the...

South Africa’s economy continues to be negatively affected by global trading conditions, with real GDP growth measuring a disappointing 0.9% in the first quarter of 2013, dragged downward by a sharp contraction in manufacturing output....

The Industrial Development Corporation's Research and Information department has consistently made accurate predictions – a feat for which it has been recognised by Sake 24.The macro-economic team of the IDC's Research and Information department, represented by Gerhard Kuhn as its principal economic forecasting specialist, won...

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