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Industry Research

The following research has been undertaken by the IDC’s Research and Information Department. This research was undertaken for internal use, but interested parties are at liberty to discuss research findings with the respective industry analysts. For further assistance or information contact: Dianne Rymer on +27 11 269-3454 / dianner@idc.co.za

2016

  • South Africa’s chrome value chain – a strategic perspective
  • An analysis of South Africa’s citrus value chain
  • An analysis of South African gas cylinder value chain
  • An overview of the global concentrated solar power industry value chain with a special focus on South Africa
  • An analysis of South Africa’s pharmaceutical value chain
  • An overview of the global solar PV industry with a special focus on South Africa

2015

  • The chemicals-based consumer products value chain in South Africa
  • The livestock value chain in South Africa
  • The mining and construction machinery and equipment value chain
  • The motor vehicles, parts and accessories value chain
  • The poultry value chain in South Africa
  • The global natural gas industry landscape focusing on Africa and South Africa in particular
  • An overview of the oil and gas industry in South Africa focusing on shale gas and suppliers of related inputs
  • An analysis of South Africa’s poultry industry
  • Opportunities for the local beneficiation of dissolving wood pulp
  • An investigation of localisation opportunities in the South African crop protection chemicals industry 

2014

  • Green economy modelling scenarios utilising the IDC SAGEM
  • An overview of the global cloud computing industry and the SA perspective
  • An overview of the global social media industry and the South African perspective
  • Towards universal access to menstrual sanitary protection products in SA
  • An overview of the smart grid industry in South Africa
  • Analysis of the competitiveness of South Africa’s sawmilling industry
  • Analysis of the potential for further development of the perfume industry in SA
  • An analysis of South Africa’s Clothing, textiles, footwear and leather (CTFL) sector and the contribution to the preservation and development of its industrial capacity
  • An analysis of the South African paper packaging industry

2013

2012

  • Tourism Report: Hotel industry in East and West Africa. (PDF, 1.8 MB)
  • An overview of the Ferrochrome Industry in South Africa.
  • The Cost Evolution of Renewable Energies.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Hemp Industry.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Business Hotel Industry in West Africa.
  • International Funding Sources and Mechanisms for the Development of Green Industries in South Africa.
  • An Analysis of South Africa’s Grain Sorghum Industry.
  • Global Media Convergence and the South African Landscape.
  • Strategic Overview of the Theme Park Industry.
  • Strategic Overview of the Business Hotel Industry in East Africa.

2011

  • Overview of the Security Industry in South Africa (Human Screening).
  • A Strategic Overview of South Africa’s Wind Energy Components Industry.
  • Status and Scope for Energy Efficiency Measures in South Africa.
  • An Overview of the Global Animation Industry and Efforts towards South Africa’s Enhanced Participation.
  • An Overview of South Africa’s Automotive Electronics Industry.
  • The Potential for Developing a Wind Power Industry in South Africa.
  • An Overview of South Africa’s Electronics Design Industry.
  • The South African gold jewellery sector: Assessing the potential for introducing a gold loan scheme.

2010

  • An Overview of the Grain Milling Industry in South Africa.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Global and South Africa Sisal Industries.
  • Strategic Overview of the Medical Tourism Industry in South Africa.
  • The Development of a Telemedicine Industry in South Africa.
  • The Potential for a Biocomposites Industry in South Africa.
  • Venture Capital Funding Within the Clean Technologies Sector.

2009

  • A Strategic Overview of the Fruit Canning Industry.
  • Rejuvenating the Apple Industry in South Africa.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Television Industry in South Africa with a Particular Emphasis on Pay-TV.
  • A Review of the Furniture Sector.
  • An Overview of The "Other Manufacturing" Group of Industries.
  • An Overview of The South African Tourism Sector.
  • An Overview of South Africa's Foundry Industry.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Honeybush and Rooibos Industry.

2008

  • An Overview of The South African Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector.
  • An Overview of The Alternative-Fuelled Vehicles Industry.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Iron Ore Sector.
  • Infrastructure Financing in Africa.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Uranium Sector.
  • An Analysis of the Poultry Industry.

2007

  • An Overview of the Composites Industry.
  • The Relevance of the Biotechnology Industry to South Africa's Healthcare Sector.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Manganese Sector.
  • Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy and the Carbon Credit Market.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Chrome Value Chain.
  • The Need for Continued IDC's Involvement Within the Film Industry.
  • An Overview of the South African Craft Sector.
  • An Overview of South Africa's Automotive Sector.
  • Reshaping the South African Telecommunications Sector.
  • Aerospace Industry report.
  • Boat Building Industry report.

2006

  • An Overview of the South African Biofuels Industry with a Focus on Bioethanol and Biodiesel.
  • A Strategic Overview of the Platinum Group Metals (PGM's) Mining Sector.
  • A Review and Evaluation of Under Serviced Area Licences (USALs).
  • Cut Flowers - An Update on Conditions on the Cut-Rose Industry and Revised Funding Guidelines.
  • Mass Banking and the Micro-Financing Industry in South Africa's Second Economy.
  • Recycling Industry : An Overview of the Recycling Industry in South Africa with focus on Paper and Board, Glass, Metal and Plastic Recycling.
  • A Strategic Overview of South Africa's Industrial Minerals Sector.
  • Railway Equipment.
  • An Overview of the South African Paints and Coatings Industry.

2005

  • Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP).
  • An Overview of the South African Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector.
  • Blueberry and Raspberry Markets - Trends in the market with some focus on Europe and its Southern Hemisphere Suppliers.
  • Cement Concrete Industry.
  • Chemical Industry - Review of Key Developments in the Chemicals Industries.
  • Construction Sector - The Potential for IDC Involvement.
  • Minibus Taxi Industry and its Recapitalisation as a Potential Investment Area for IDC.
  • Transport Services and Logistics Sector - Key Developments.
  • Diamond Mining (SA's) Cutting and Polishing Industry.
  • A Strategic Overview of South Africa's Gold Mining Industry.

 


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