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Our African footprint

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


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

New science laboratories to inspire Mahikeng learners

31 March 2015
The world of science and technology opened up in exciting new ways for the learners of Boithaopo Secondary School in Mahikeng, North West as the IDC opened two state-of-the-art laboratories.

IDC takes Take a Girl Child to Work Day a whole lot further

29 May 2015
The IDC didn't just host 42 learners on Take a Girl Child to Work Day, it also put them on an 18-month mentorship programme, to ensure that the benefits of…

New spectacles make learning easier for De Aar pupils

17 July 2015
Twenty-eight pupils from Emthanjeni Primary School, a rural school in the Northern Cape town of De Aar, have received a new lease on learning through the IDC's Visual Support Programme.

Gordhan sets eyes on empowerment and business support

26 February 2016
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had the tough difficult task of balancing the country's budget during tough economic times. In doing so, he spoke of several business boosting measures.

IDC donates R10m towards Mandela Children’s Hospital

17 February 2016
The IDC has donated R10m towards the building of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital located in Parktown, Johannesburg began in April 2014.

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.



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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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