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Cape woman thrives in male dominated industry

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


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IDC supports iLanga Life, a COP17 Legacy Project

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.



Greening of the economy to spur job creation

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.



Greening SA's economy a major job-spinner

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 author, Katinka Schumann, is IDC's divisional executive for service sectors and regions.

SA's potential to ride the storm

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% is relatively subdued-a far cry from the 2010 hype.


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

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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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