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A memorandum of understanding between the IDC and its Russian counterpart, signed on the sidelines of the Brics summit, will lead to greater co-operation between the two nations.The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Industrial Development Corporation and the Russian Bank for Development...

Tangible benefits are expected from South Africa's Brics membership. The IDC has made the most of the summit to sign agreements with its counterparts to enable economic growth.Business ties between South Africa and Brazil will be strengthened following a co-operation agreement between the Industrial Development...

With an investment from the Industrial Development Corporation, South Africa Calcium Carbide has built a cogeneration plant that will cut its electricity bill and help the environment.Going green is encouraged around the world and plenty of companies in South Africa are answering the call. South...

This report reviews the evolution of the cost of generating electricity from renewable energy sources, focusing on three particular technologies - namely wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal (commonly referred to as CSP).The cost evolution of renewable energiesThis report reviews the evolution of...

South Africa’s GDP expanded by 2.5% in 2012, with growth in the final quarter of the year (2.1% q-o-q) having benefitted from improved performances in manufacturing, financial and business services, and agriculture. Download PDF...

The IDC’s latest Economic Overview looks at the deteriorating economic environment in Europe, the looming ‘fiscal cliff’ in the US, Africa’s growth prospects and the implications of these trends for business in South Africa. Click here to download full report  ...

The Industrial Development Corporation’s Research and Information Department has released the latest statistical update of its regular publication Sectoral Trends: Performance of the primary and secondary sectors of the South African economy.The Industrial Development Corporation’s Research and Information Department takes pleasure in releasing the latest...

Rewards is the exciting new rewards programme for all IDC staff. If you receive exceptional service from an IDC staff member, you can make a nomination here and explain why you feel he or she deserves to be recognised.Click here to view the ewards site....

The BAW South Africa plant has been set up with a R196m cash injection from its local and South African partners. It will assemble minibus taxis.The BAW South Africa plant has been set up with a R196m cash injection from its local and South African...

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