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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 >


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.

The Gro-e Youth Scheme: funding the next generation of entrepreneurs

31 March 2015
Ya'Lapa Coffee got going with the help of the IDC's Gro-e Youth Scheme - a smart mix of funding and technical support that is turning talented job-seekers into successful job-creators.

Drawing power from the mighty Orange River

04 March 2015
The Kakamas Hydro Electric Power plant, the first run-of-river power scheme under the government's renewable energy programme, was launched in the Northern Cape town of Kakamas on 3 March 2015.

KaXu Solar One launched

03 March 2015
South Africa's first solar thermal electricity plant - and the largest in the southern hemisphere - has been officially opened in the Northern Cape.

Partnership will benefit sub-Saharan Africa

27 February 2015
A crucial partnership has been set up allowing the various parties to tap into each other's expertise, to enhance economic and social development across the sub-Saharan region.

Nene strikes a cautious tone in tight budget

26 February 2015
The Industrial Development Corporation, as one of the country's largest development finance institutions (DFIs) – alongside the Land Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa – will be critical…

Mining Indaba upbeat on Africa's future

16 February 2015
The mood was overwhelmingly positive after four days of intense sharing, learning, networking and deal-making at the 21st edition of the world's largest mining investment event, the Investing in African…

State of the Nation: energy top of 9-point intervention plan

13 February 2015
Resolving South Africa's energy challenge is the first order of business in a nine-point plan to ignite growth and boost job creation that was announced by President Jacob Zuma in…

New player to enter the mining industry

11 February 2015
A community-based "national champion" is on the cards for South Africa, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi told the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town.

Africa: learn to ride the change, Blair tells investors

11 February 2015
"I am an optimist on Africa," Tony Blair told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, before going on to list pragmatic reasons for his optimism.

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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Annual reportExpanding Industrial Capacity for Development covers our financial and non-financial strategy and performance aspects for 2013/2014. MORE >




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Jorge Maia on South Africa's poultry industryEnsuring a sustainable South African poultry industry will require improving the competitiveness of the value chain, while assisting small- to medium-sized producers and processors, argues IDC Head of Research and Information Jorge Maia. MORE >

Economic TrendsKey trends, 31 March 2015
A synopsis of key trends in South Africa's economy, pertaining to GDP, fixed investment, manufacturing and more. MORE >


Sectoral Trends, 1st Quarter 2015
Analyses of production, employment and external trade trends pertaining to three broad sectors and 30 sub-sectors of the economy. MORE >



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