Corporate Social Investment

Vision, Mission, Objectives


To empower and sustain communities while making a vital contribution to addressing South Africa’s development challenges.


To contribute towards improving the quality of life of communities through driving Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives, trends and innovative solutions that are aligned to the IDC’s development mandate.


Our primary objective is to contribute to the creation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in South Africa.

The overall aim of CSI is to complement the IDC's mandate to promote economic growth and industrial development in South Africa, and to support government developmental imperatives of poverty alleviation and employment creation. The goal with CSI is to contribute towards the improvement of the quality of life of communities, especially in rural areas and underdeveloped areas. Our approach to corporate social investment is developmental in nature, hence we believe in long-term investment in order to have sustainable impact with selected projects. This is evident particularly in our focus on education where we emphasise skills development to build scarce capacity required to grow the economy and create mass employment.

Our sectors

Our strategic business units work in three distinct areas: the services sector; within the mining and manufacturing sector; and in the agro-processing and new industries environment. MORE >

Our regional support

We make an impact across the country, helping develop new business, growing existing companies, boosting local economies and providing expertise wherever needed. MORE >

Annual report

Advancing Industrial Development covers our financial and non-financial strategy and performance aspects for 2015. MORE >

Our products

We offer a wide range of products from debt equity to providing working capital and equipment finance. MORE >

Our research

Stay informed and read our award-winning research reports, as our team keep tabs on the economic trends globally, regionally and locally. MORE >

Corporate responsibility

We are playing our part in improving the quality of life of all our communities, especially in rural and underdeveloped areas. MORE >

Doing business with us

This is your one-stop-shop where you can engage with us directly via our e-services. MORE >

Domestic Medium Term Note Programme

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd has established a ZAR15,000,000,000 Domestic Medium Term Note Programme (as amended and updated on 17 July 2012). You can read the memorandum here. MORE >

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