Who & How We Help

FUNDING ACROSS

MULTIPLE INDUSTRY SECTORS

A national development finance institution established in 1940 to promote economic growth and industrial development, the IDC provides niche and innovative funding products aimed at enhancing and growing South Africa’s industrial capabilities and, by extension, the rest of the African continent.

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AGRO-PROCESSING & AGRICULTURE

Developing a competitive industry in the food, beverage, fibre, forestry and agro-derivative industries; that utilises and develops local and regional resources to supply domestic demand and increase participation in international trade.

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AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT

Offering funding as well as industry and project development support to businesses involved in developing the automotive, rail, aerospace and ship industries.

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CHEMICALS, MEDICAL & INDUSTRIAL MINERAL PRODUCTS

Our Chemicals, Medical & Industrial Mineral Products Strategic Business Unit (SBU) supports and promotes entrepreneurship, industrial development and strategic partnerships by building competitive industries and enterprises in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

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ENERGY

The Energy Sector is undergoing major transformation from traditional fossil fuel power sources to modern environmentally sustainable technologies and business models such as Renewable Energy , Energy Storage Technologies, Hydrogen Fuel/Power, Fuel Cells, Distributed Generation, Mini and Micro Grids, Energy Efficiency and Management, etc.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Funding from the infrastructure SBU will enable our clients to pursue growth opportunities in water and sanitation, telecommunications, logistics, and transport.

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MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & ELECTRONICS

Offering finance, and where relevant, technical assistance to a range of manufacturers, with the aim of seeing a competitive and diversified local machinery and capital equipment industry.

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MEDIA & AUDIO VISUAL

To be a driving force in the development of a sustainable media and audio-visual value chain in South Africa.

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MINING & METALS

Since 1940, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has helped facilitate South Africa’s industrial capacity by financing viable businesses within key sectors to stimulate the country’s economic growth.

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TEXTILES & WOOD PRODUCTS

Offering support to a variety of enterprises across the sector, ranging from creators of home décor to leather goods producers to manufacturers of natural synthetic fabrics.

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TOURISM & SERVICES

Primarily investing in the accommodation sub-sector, with a particular focus on business hotels in fast growing areas – high impact, sustainable, tourist attraction that provide niche products offerings.

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HOW TO

APPLY FOR FUNDING

Application for funding should be in writing and should include an executive summary and a business plan.

STEP 1

BUSINESS PLAN

Draw up a well-researched business plan, stating a compelling case for funding

STEP 2

REGISTER ONLINE

*Applications can also be submitted at the IDC office

STEP 3

UPLOAD APPLICATION

Upload your application with the relevant documents, certificates and business plan

STEP 4

PROCESS APPLICATION

IDC will confirm that it has received your application. While processing we may ask you to supply extra information or documentation

STEP 5

APPROVAL STATUS

IDC will give you feedback on the outcome of your application, in writing. If your application is successful, due diligence will be conducted on your business.

STEP 6

LOAN CONTRACT

Once the IDC has satisfied itself of your bona fides, you will be asked to sign a loan contract

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