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A GALLERY at the IDC headquarters offers an opportunity for little known, previously disadvantaged artists to exhibit their work.A GALLERY at the IDC headquarters offers an opportunity for little known, previously disadvantaged artists to exhibit their work.Emerging artists – particularly those in rural areas –...

On 6 February 2012 the IDC released its research report entitled Sectoral trends: Performance of the primary and secondary sectors of the South African economy. Sectoral trends: Performance of the primary and secondary sectors of the South African economy. Click here to download the full report....

Huge capital outlay and associated labour costs are just two of the biggest barriers to establishing a ceramic manufacturing business in South Africa.Huge capital outlay and associated labour costs are just two of the biggest barriers to establishing a ceramic manufacturing business in South Africa.Adding...

iLanga Life, a COP17 legacy project to raise funds towards the installation of solar water heaters in low-income communities to provide 200 families with safe and convenient access to warm water.iLanga Life, a COP17 legacy project to raise funds towards the installation of solar water...

Growing South Africa's green economy could create more than 460 000 new jobs by 2025 while cutting the country's dependence on carbon-intensive industries. Growing South Africa's green economy could create more than 460 000 new jobs by 2025 while cutting the country's dependence on carbon-intensive industries...

The greening of the South African economy has the potential to create more than 460 000 new direct jobs by 2025, according to the Green Jobs report released earlier today by the IDC, DBSA and TIPS. 25 November 2011The greening of the South African economy has...

What a difference a year can make. September is the traditional tourism month yet the mood in the sector that two years ago not only accounted for a substantial 8,7% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but out-performed the global tourism index by more than 8%...

The continent's vast natural resources provide for myriad of opportunities. The challenge lies in financing their development, enhancing productivity and improving socio-economic conditions."It pays sometimes to be a late entrant into a congested yet competitive market," believes Wilhem Theunissen. Theunissen who is the CEO of...

With funding from the Industrial Development Corporation, South African Calcium Carbide, one of SA's leading energy-intensive companies, develop an 8MW co-generation facility with GreenEng. SACC is Africa's only producer of calcium carbide, a product used in the desulphurisation of steel.The recent increase in electricity tariffs...

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