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We have an array of funding instruments that cover a number of sectorsWe have an array of funding instruments that cover a number of sectors

Our role is to enhance the industrial capability of South Africa, and the rest of the continent, thereby boosting economic growth and industrial development. We do this by funding entrepreneurs starting new enterprises or supporting companies that want to extend existing operations.

We fund start-up and existing businesses up to a maximum of R1 billion. We consider debt of R1 million.

We also have a number of special schemes available, administered by our Development Funds Department.

Funding instruments

Funding can be structured in a number of ways:

  • Debt
  • Equity and quasi-equity
  • Guarantees
  • Trade finance
  • Venture capital

Minimum requirements

  • Security; the form and nature of which will relate to your specific circumstances;
  • Compliance with international environmental standards;
  • Shareholders/owners are expected to make some financial contribution:- The contribution of historically disadvantaged people under special circumstances may be lowered, in which case the corporation will be prepared to extend finance in excess of the owner’s contribution.
  • The project/business must exhibit economic merit in terms of profitability and sustainability;
  • We do not refinance fixed assets, since our aim is to expand the industrial base; and
  • We also focus on broad-based and expansionary black economic empowerment and black industrialists.


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Our sectors

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 >

Our regional support

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 >

Our products

We offer a wide range of products from debt equity to providing working capital and equipment finance. MORE >

Our research

Stay informed and read our award-winning research reports, as our team keep tabs on the economic trends globally, regionally and locally. MORE >

Corporate responsibility

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

Doing business with us

This is your one-stop-shop where you can engage with us directly via our e-services. MORE >

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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