Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

The Industrial Development Corporation is a national development finance institution whose primary objectives are to contribute to the generation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in Africa, and to the economic empowerment of the South African population, thereby promoting the economic prosperity of all citizens. The IDC achieves this by promoting entrepreneurship through the building of competitive industries and enterprises based on sound business principles.

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC) was established in 1940 by an Act of Parliament (Industrial Development Corporation Act, No. 22 of 1940) and is fully owned by the South African Government under the supervision of the Department of Economic Development. It is a national development finance institution mandated to promote economic growth and industrial development, and develop domestic industrial capacity.

As a key implementing agency of industrial policy, the IDC’s activities currently centre on the National Development Plan (NDP), the New Growth Path (NGP) and the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). We identify sector development opportunities aligned with policy objectives and develop projects in partnership with stakeholders. By developing industrial capacity, the IDC achieves specific outcomes, such as facilitating job creation through the companies we fund.


For more information, contact:


Tel: 011 269 3000


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