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The rise of Sunkist

fssunkist thumbThe rise of Sunkist

Sunkist’s biggest seller was ice lollies – but they don’t sell so well in winter. So the company had to think of a new product line for the cooler months. This kind of creativity has grown the group from a small hobby to a national sweet maker.

Feeding South Africa

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South Africans consume more chicken than any other animal protein. This prompted the Free State Co-operative Limited to set up Grainfield Chickens, which is processing 390 000 chickens a week. It plans to boost output by implementing double shifts – which will have a positive knock-on effect on rural employment.


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Our strategic business units work in three distinct areas: the services sector; within the mining and manufacturing sector; and in the agro-processing and new industries environment. MORE >

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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. MORE >

Annual report

Advancing Industrial Development covers our financial and non-financial strategy and performance aspects for 2015. MORE >

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We are playing our part in improving the quality of life of all our communities, especially in rural and underdeveloped areas. MORE >

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Domestic Medium Term Note Programme

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd has established a ZAR15,000,000,000 Domestic Medium Term Note Programme (as amended and updated on 17 July 2012). You can read the memorandum here. MORE >

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