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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 >


Transnet Suppliers-Workshop

29 October 2015
Transnet is South Africa's state-owned freight transport and logistics company and is the custodian of the country's rail, ports and pipeline network.

Preferred small renewable energy producers announced

26 October 2015
Ten small preferred energy projects bidders under the Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producer Programme where announced by the Minister of Energy Tina Joematt-Petterson at the South African International Renewable…

IDC panel looks to African partnerships

20 October 2015
The African market has been incredibly rewarding to Nampak's growth plans, Chief Executive Officer Andre Marinus de Ruyter told delegates at the IDC's inaugural Industrial Development Conference.

IDC honours 12 champions of SA industry

20 October 2015
As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, the IDC honoured 12 long-standing clients, representing some of the champions of South African industry who have their roots with the Corporation.

Nkosi upbeat on future of SA mining

20 October 2015
The local mining industry is certain to recover from its current slump, Exxaro Resources CEO Sipho Nkosi told a panel discussion on the eve of the IDC's inaugural Industrial Conference.

IDC certified as a top SA employer

05 October 2015
Following on a good performance in its 2015 financial reporting period-amid a challenging economic environment, the IDC was on the 1st October 2015, certified as one of the top employers…

IDC delivers on funding, jobs in challenging economic environment

17 September 2015
The IDC has a track record of delivering under pressure and, as it did during the global financial crisis of 2008-09, successfully played a counter-cyclical role in the economy in…

IDC invests R10.9bn to pull economy through tough year

14 September 2015
The IDC responded to a challenging economic environment by approving R11.5-billion in funding for strategic projects across the country and the region in 2015, helping to save and create 20…

Call for Emerging Black Filmmakers to submit proposals

14 September 2015
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund…

APORDE continues to broaden perspectives on Africa's development

13 September 2015
The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economies, which has trained over 150 people from African countries over the last nine years, wrapped up its 2015 seminar at the IDC offices…

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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Latest research

ircover square 497Our Integrated Report, Advancing Industrial Development, covers our financial and non-financial strategy, performance aspects and prospects for the year 2014/2015. MORE >




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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 >


podcastTune in to IDC updates
Listen to the our weekly Power Hour podcasts with Victor Kgomoeswana for updates on business trends, news and views. MORE >

Economic OverviewEconomic Overview, August 2015
A synopsis of recent developments in the global and South African economies. 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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