Who & How We Help

FUNDING ACROSS

MULTIPLE INDUSTRY SECTORS

The primary driving force of commercially sustainable industrial development and innovation in South Africa and 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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CHEMICAL PRODUCTS & PHARMACEUTICALS

Developing a competitive downstream chemicals industry (Including plastics and pharmaceuticals) that will meet consumer demand in the local, regional and global markets.

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BASIC & SPECIALITY CHEMICALS

The local chemicals industry plays a significant role to the country’s economy, contributing in the region of 5% to GDP and 25% of South Africa’s overall manufacturing sales.  The sector-is a source of employment providing a livelihood to a large section of SA’s population.

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CLOTHING & TEXTILES

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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HEAVY MANUFACTURING

Financing projects that have a high developmental impact meaning they have potential to create or preserve jobs, support local opportunities, bring about transformation in the economy and develop emerging entrepreneurs and black industrialists.

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LIGHT MANUFACTURING

Financing projects that have a high developmental impact meaning they have potential to create or preserve jobs, support local opportunities, bring about transformation in the economy and develop emerging entrepreneurs and black industrialists.

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MEDIA & AUDIO VISUALS

Developing a sustainable motion picture value chain in South Africa through funding the production of feature films, television shows, animation and documentaries.

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MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

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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NEW INDUSTRIES

Supporting and nurturing emerging industry value chains and enabling technologies that have the potential to make a significant impact on South Africa.

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TOURISM

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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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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INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Our goal is to unlock infrastructure development to create an environment that helps grow South Africa’s economy.

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BASIC METALS AND MINING

We fund development of Basic metals manufacturing capacity, mining of minerals that supports the inputs to metals value chain and strategic minerals such as energy and food security minerals.

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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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