Industry Research

INDUSTRY RESEARCH

The following research has been undertaken by the IDC’s Research and Information Department and was undertaken for internal use.

2020

  • Sector Trends : Performance of the primary and secondary sectors of the South African economy – Statistical Overview (November 2020)
  • South Africa within the global digital media landscape and potential development opportunities
  • The global Big Data landscape and implications for South Africa
  • The global additive manufacturing landscape and implications for South Africa
  • A strategic analysis of South Africa’s pumps and valves industry
  • Exploring the development potential of a regional rice value chain in the Southern African Development Community
  • An overview of the clothing, textiles, footwear and leather sector’s performance
  • The growing integration of services in South African manufacturing
  • A strategic analysis of South Africa’s boatbuilding industry
  • A strategic analysis of South Africa’s agricultural machinery and equipment value chain

2019

  • South Africa’s biotechnology industry landscape in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • The electric vehicles value chain
  • South Africa’s mining equipment value chain in the context of the Mining Charter
  • A strategic analysis of the platinum group metals value chain
  • South Africa’s railway equipment value chain
  • Realising the development potential of the regional copper-cobalt value chains
  • South Africa within the global aerospace industry landscape
  • South Africa’s video games industry landscape
  • A strategic analysis of the zinc value chain, market outlook and potential implications for South Africa

2018

  • The coal value chain in South Africa and assessment of potential coal ash utilization routes
  • Fuel cell applications in South Africa’s mine vehicles value chain
  • Chocolate confectionary in South Africa and investment opportunities
  • South Africa’s ceramics products value chain
  • Bus manufacturing value chain analysis and strategic assessment of alternative-fuelled technology
  • Development opportunities in South Africa’s dimension stone industry
  • Development opportunities in South Africa’s glass value chain
  • Development opportunities in South Africa’s solid waste value chain
  • Commercial opportunities to manage South Africa’s waste tyres, with a focus on tyre pyrolysis
  • Projections of the potential energy storage capacity roll-out in Sub-Saharan Africa

2017

  • An overview of the global energy storage market with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa
  • An overview of South Africa’s telecommunications industry
  • Attraction of a yellow metal original equipment manufacturer to South Africa
  • Global vanadium value chain analysis and strategic assessment of redox flow battery technology
  • Global uranium market and strategic value chain analysis
  • South Africa’s shipbuilding value chain – a strategic perspective
  • South Africa’s automotive components value chain
  • Development opportunities and challenges in South Africa’s medical devices value chain

2016

  • An overview of nanotechnology with a special focus on South Africa
  • Fertilisers value chain analysis.
  • South Africa’s chrome value chain – a strategic perspective
  • An analysis of South Africa’s citrus value chain
  • An analysis of South African gas cylinder value chain
  • An overview of the global concentrated solar power industry value chain with a special focus on South Africa
  • An analysis of South Africa’s pharmaceutical value chain
  • An overview of the global solar PV industry with a special focus on South Africa

2015

  • The chemicals-based consumer products value chain in South Africa
  • The livestock value chain in South Africa
  • The mining and construction machinery and equipment value chain
  • The motor vehicles, parts and accessories value chain
  • The poultry value chain in South Africa
  • The global natural gas industry landscape focusing on Africa and South Africa in particular
  • An overview of the oil and gas industry in South Africa focusing on shale gas and suppliers of related inputs
  • An analysis of South Africa’s poultry industry
  • Opportunities for the local beneficiation of dissolving wood pulp
  • An investigation of localisation opportunities in the South African crop protection chemicals industry

2014

  • Green economy modelling scenarios utilising the IDC SAGEM
  • An overview of the global cloud computing industry and the SA perspective
  • An overview of the global social media industry and the South African perspective
  • Towards universal access to menstrual sanitary protection products in SA
  • An overview of the smart grid industry in South Africa
  • Analysis of the competitiveness of South Africa’s sawmilling industry
  • Analysis of the potential for further development of the perfume industry in SA
  • An analysis of South Africa’s Clothing, textiles, footwear and leather (CTFL) sector and the contribution to the preservation and development of its industrial capacity
  • An analysis of the South African paper packaging industry

2013

2012

  • Tourism Report: Hotel industry in East and West Africa. (PDF, 1.8 MB)
  • An overview of the Ferrochrome Industry in South Africa.
  • The Cost Evolution of Renewable Energies.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Hemp Industry.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Business Hotel Industry in West Africa.
  • International Funding Sources and Mechanisms for the Development of Green Industries in South Africa.
  • An Analysis of South Africa’s Grain Sorghum Industry.
  • Global Media Convergence and the South African Landscape.
  • Strategic Overview of the Theme Park Industry.
  • Strategic Overview of the Business Hotel Industry in East Africa.

2011

  • Overview of the Security Industry in South Africa (Human Screening).
  • A Strategic Overview of South Africa’s Wind Energy Components Industry.
  • Status and Scope for Energy Efficiency Measures in South Africa.
  • An Overview of the Global Animation Industry and Efforts towards South Africa’s Enhanced Participation.
  • An Overview of South Africa’s Automotive Electronics Industry.
  • The Potential for Developing a Wind Power Industry in South Africa.
  • An Overview of South Africa’s Electronics Design Industry.
  • The South African gold jewellery sector: Assessing the potential for introducing a gold loan scheme.

2010

  • An Overview of the Grain Milling Industry in South Africa.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Global and South Africa Sisal Industries.
  • Strategic Overview of the Medical Tourism Industry in South Africa.
  • The Development of a Telemedicine Industry in South Africa.
  • The Potential for a Biocomposites Industry in South Africa.
  • Venture Capital Funding Within the Clean Technologies Sector.

2009

  • A Strategic Overview of the Fruit Canning Industry.
  • Rejuvenating the Apple Industry in South Africa.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Television Industry in South Africa with a Particular Emphasis on Pay-TV.
  • A Review of the Furniture Sector.
  • An Overview of The “Other Manufacturing” Group of Industries.
  • An Overview of The South African Tourism Sector.
  • An Overview of South Africa’s Foundry Industry.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Honeybush and Rooibos Industry.

2008

  • An Overview of The South African Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector.
  • An Overview of The Alternative-Fuelled Vehicles Industry.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Iron Ore Sector.
  • Infrastructure Financing in Africa.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Uranium Sector.
  • An Analysis of the Poultry Industry.

2007

  • An Overview of the Composites Industry.
  • The Relevance of the Biotechnology Industry to South Africa’s Healthcare Sector.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Manganese Sector.
  • Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy and the Carbon Credit Market.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Chrome Value Chain.
  • The Need for Continued IDC’s Involvement Within the Film Industry.
  • An Overview of the South African Craft Sector.
  • An Overview of South Africa’s Automotive Sector.
  • Reshaping the South African Telecommunications Sector.
  • Aerospace Industry report.
  • Boat Building Industry report.

2006

  • An Overview of the South African Biofuels Industry with a Focus on Bioethanol and Biodiesel.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Platinum Group Metals (PGM’s) Mining Sector.
  • A Review and Evaluation of Under Serviced Area Licences (USALs).
  • Cut Flowers – An Update on Conditions on the Cut-Rose Industry and Revised Funding Guidelines.
  • Mass Banking and the Micro-Financing Industry in South Africa’s Second Economy.
  • Recycling Industry : An Overview of the Recycling Industry in South Africa with focus on Paper and Board, Glass, Metal and Plastic Recycling.
  • A Strategic Overview of South Africa’s Industrial Minerals Sector.
  • Railway Equipment.
  • An Overview of the South African Paints and Coatings Industry.

2005

  • Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP).
  • An Overview of the South African Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector.
  • Blueberry and Raspberry Markets – Trends in the market with some focus on Europe and its Southern Hemisphere Suppliers.
  • Cement Concrete Industry.
  • Chemical Industry – Review of Key Developments in the Chemicals Industries.
  • Construction Sector – The Potential for IDC Involvement.
  • Minibus Taxi Industry and its Recapitalisation as a Potential Investment Area for IDC.
  • Transport Services and Logistics Sector – Key Developments.
  • Diamond Mining (SA’s) Cutting and Polishing Industry.
  • A Strategic Overview of South Africa’s Gold Mining Industry.