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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...

The IDC has identified rural nodes and non-accommodation sub-sectors as strategic areas to facilitate job creation and grow the tourism sector, contributing to government’s goals of creating jobs by funding more viable businesses and projects.

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Economic/sectoral/industrial research undertaken by IDC's Department of Research and Information: Economic Research: Economic Overviews >> Quarterly Economic Forecasts >> Economic Trends >> Reviews of the National Budget >> Overview of SA Economy since 1994 >> Analysis of the potential impact of the United Kingdom’s exit from...

brandThe IDC has a strong brand that has been more than 70 years in the making. It represents a stable win-win relationships and our extensive and firm support...

The Industrial Development Corporation has a long track record of developing small, semi-rural areas into major towns. Now the Northern Cape is to benefit from a R3, 5-billion investment in the Kalagadi Manganese Project. The remote community of Hotazel, located in the arid Kalahari basin of...

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