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SACC opens cogen plant

SACC opens cogen plant

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.


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The cost evolution of renewable energies

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).



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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.

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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.

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Statistical update on South Africa’s economic sectors

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.


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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