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We make an impact across the country, helping develop new business, growing existing companies, boosting local economies and providing expertise wherever needed.

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We bring a wealth of experience to industrial transformation across Africa, supporting sustainable development in Africa. MORE >


Energy storage has potential to spur economic growth

17 August 2017
The global energy generation landscape is evolving rapidly from a centralised generation to a distributed energy generation model. While this change has created challenges, it has also created opportunities, says…

IDC approvals jump to R15.3 billion for 2017 financial year

31 July 2017
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) continues to be counter-cyclical in the current economic environment. In 2017, the IDC demonstrated...

Bag manufacturer opens plant in Cape town

19 July 2017
Start-up enterprise, PP Excel (Pty) LTD has officially launched a manufacturing plant in Cape Town. The plant manufactures quality woven polypropylene cement and raffia bags...

IDC offers low-cost debt for renewable energy concerns

12 March 2014
Speaking at the Power and Electricity World Africa conference exhibition in Johannesburg, Emergent Energy CEO Frank Spencer urged renewable energy start-ups to approach the Industrial Development Corporation for low-cost debt…

IDC-funded Coega Development Zone projects operational

14 March 2014
Supporting renewable energy efforts and metals beneficiation, two Industrial Development Corporation-funded Coega Development Zone projects will also create some 500 job opportunities for locals....  

Developers urged to prepare for fourth round

19 March 2014
Don't wait for a government announcement, says the senior project adviser in the Private Public Partnership unit of...

Beneficiation critical to growing African mining – Mondi

05 February 2014
Industrial Development Corporation vice-president and chief economist, Lumkile Mondi, is adamant that Africa must beneficiate its mineral resources to compete with the...

Mining Indaba trends: transparency, stability, sustainability

06 February 2014
As the 2014 African Mining Indaba comes to a close, delegates agree on a number of key issues; that the sector maintain transparency; that countries ensure policy stability, and...

Big plans for beautiful Baviaanskloof

10 May 2014
Big plans for beautiful Baviaanskloof The Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve offers everything for which South Africa is famed as a tourist destination: wilderness, adventure, staggering beauty, serenity and heritage. The IDC,…

Tourist numbers are soaring

11 May 2014
Tourist numbers are soaring South Africa is a sought-after holiday destination, and the number of international visitors has risen more than 300% in the past 20 years. Tourism Minister Marthinus…

Building local economies

Our work in funding and supporting public local economic development agencies across the country. MORE >


Corporate responsibility

It is important for us to play our part in improving the quality of life of all our communities, especially in rural and underdeveloped areas.



Easy access to government incentives.

Supporting innovation

Intellectual capital plays a huge role in our economic development and, through the Open Innovation Initiative, we encourage an exchange of ideas.

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idcir2017Our Integrated Report, Advancing Transformative Industrialisation, covers our financial and non-financial strategy, performance aspects and prospects for the year 2017. MORE >




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Economic Development Minister Ebrahim PatelFacing tough economic times globally and locally, South Africa - and the IDC as one of its key development finance institutions - must diversify and focus on opportunities in three key areas, argues Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. MORE >

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