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A record number of funds were approved by the Industrial Development Corporation, despite the tough global economic conditions. This has had a positive knock-on effect on jobs.The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) continues to play a vital role in the country’s economy, providing much-needed funds for...

The IDC's Research and Information Department has released a statistical update of its Sectoral Trends publication for the third quarter of 2012.The Industrial Development Corporation’s Research and Information Department has released the latest statistical update of its regular publication entitled Sectoral Trends: Performance of the...

The Industrial Development Corporation convened an Employee Ownership Conference from 24 to 25 July 2012 at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton.The theme of the conference was: "It is about co-ownership and development of broad based beneficiaries" ("Moving beyond B-BBEE Compliance to Co-ownership").Employee ownership is a...

Small-scale farmers have a lot of potential – potential that can be realised through agro-processing. We need initiatives that will facilitate the linkage between agro-processors and these farmers.Why is it that so-called “emerging farmers” do not emerge? Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson...

Warm blankets were handed out to grateful residents of KwaMashu, who said it was like Christmas and New Year all in one. It was one more helping hand from the corporate social investment unit.The Industrial Development Corporation’s corporate social investment department handed out more blankets...

The IDC handed out welcome warm blankets and hot meals to residents of three informal settlements in Pietermaritzburg, proving that they were not forgotten.The IDC handed out welcome warm blankets and hot meals to residents of three informal settlements in Pietermaritzburg, proving that they were...

A focus on education by the IDC’s corporate social investment unit sees a school in Mpumalanga get a boost in the teaching of the sciences.The opening of a new science laboratory is a dream come true for Makhosana Manzini Secondary School, one of the schools...

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