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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.

Our African footprint

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


Partnerships highlighted at IDC's North West roadshow

19 August 2016
The IDC CEO Regional Roadshow stopped off for a packed full-day event in Brits, North West on 11 August, with the focus on partnerships with women, youth and black industrialists.

IDC funding helps bag manufacturer blaze a new trail

18 August 2016
A delegation led by CEO Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena got to see how far IDC funding can go when they paid a visit to an industry-leading factory in North West province.

Making a difference where it counts on Nelson Mandela Day

21 July 2016
IDC staff from the Sandton office took part in various activities for Mandela Day 2016 to make a difference where it counts most.

Peaking Kilimanjaro to Care4Girls

15 July 2016
Two IDC employees are part of the Trek4Mandela Challenge expedition which is tackling Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds to keep the girl child in school and commemorate Mandela Day.

Remembering June 1976: IDC commits to supporting youth entrepreneurship

15 June 2016
On the fortieth anniversary of the student uprising in Soweto on June 16, 1976, IDC, CEO Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena used the occasion to explain the various initiatives the corporation has…

IDC CEO visits Quality steel in Mbombela

25 May 2016
An IDC delegation led by CEO Geoffrey Qhena pays a visit to Quality Steel, an Mbombela-based company that has turned its fortunes around on the back of funding from the…

IDC CEO kicks off 2016 Regional Roadshows

23 May 2016
The IDC CEO Regional Roadshows, aimed at extending the IDC's partnerships with women, youth and black industrialists across the country, got under way in Mbombela, Mpumalanga on Friday, 20 May.

Eighth Ipap requires break from the past

10 May 2016
There is "even more pressing need for structural change in the economy", to break out of commodity dependence and move to a more diversified base, says Minister Davies in launching…

Africa poised for Tourism success

09 May 2016
South Africa is experiencing spectacular growth in tourist arrivals, and all indications are that 2016 will be a bumper year for tourism in the country, according to the tourism minister.

IDC's R5.6m boost for future scientists from disadvantaged schools

30 April 2015
A R5.6-million donation will enable 50 talented learners from IDC-adopted schools to acquire the savvy and skills they will need to succeed in science, technology and engineering at university level

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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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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