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With the drive to creating alternative energy sources, the government has selected 17 preferred bids for almost 1 500 megawatts of renewable energy projects.South Africa’s bid to transition from a low carbon economy and improve its national energy mix is fast gaining momentum. In line...

 Businesses in the agro-processing sector received R738m from the Industrial Development Corporation in the past financial year, with some 4 000 jobs either created or saved.Businesses in the agro-processing sector received R738m in the past financial year, meaning almost 4 000 jobs were either created or...

The IDC rounds off a successful year, disbursing a record amount in funds – up 91% on the previous year – despite a fragile global economy.The Industrial Development Corporation has entrenched its position as a key player in the sustainable industrialisation of South Africa. It...

A roundtable discussion on Trade and Climate Change: Exploring the Impact on South African Business was held at the IDC on 23 October 2013.A roundtable discussion on Trade and Climate Change: Exploring the Impact on South African Business was held at the IDC on 23...

Sunkist’s biggest seller was ice lollies – but they don’t sell so well in winter. So the company had to think of a new product line for the cooler months. This kind of creativity has grown the group from a small hobby to a national...

In pursuit of sustainable and inclusive industrial development, the IDC announced that it had disbursed a record R16bn into the economy in the 2012/2013 financial year. In addition to this achievement, the corporation sustained its funding approvals at the R13bn mark recorded in the previous...

With a move to tungsten carbide – and patents pending for its own design – Somta is a leading provider of cutting tools including drills, end mills, taps and reamers. The new material expands its client market, but the company is keeping all its options...

A selection of interesting and useful gadgets were on display at the Innovation Summit, where science and technology topped the agenda.The Innovation Summit hosted by the Industrial Development Corporation was a vibrant, interactive event this year. Hundreds of school pupils attended, donning crazy hats and...

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