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South Africa – the third biggest source of FDI on the continent

South Africa's presence is increasing in Africa, with local brands able to shape the culture of shopping in countries like Nigeria, says Brand South Africa's research manager, Petrus de Kock. South Africa is one of the top three countries of origin for foreign direct investment in Africa, meaning our companies have internationalised at a rapid pace since 1994.

Sunsa is shining for South African entrepreneurs

Ronald-House---ThumbSouth Africa has joined a global entrepreneur revolution with the launch of Startup Nations South Africa. It is a collaborative effort that aims to mobilise human, financial and institutional resources as a means to support, develop and grow start-up businesses across the country.

The growth of fish farming in South Africa

Seafood is popular on many menus, but over-fishing is costing the oceans dearly. Aquaculture is one answer, with fish farmed for consumption in protected environments. In South Africa, the industry is in its infancy, but companies are farming fish that are green-listed on the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative.

Filming incentives grow South African movie industry

South Africa has gained international recognition as a movie shooting locale of choice; now, incentives lowering production and post-production costs for local and international moviemakers are boosting the industry's profits.

Finance vehicle boosts job creation

In its annual results, the parastatal Industrial Development Corporation recorded that its funding had created or saved over a hundred thousand jobs in the past five years – no mean feat in the present tough economic climate.
IDC fund helps companies go green

Investment incentives portal launched

Businesses looking to get involved in creating employment and growing productive capacity in South Africa can now access information on government investment incentives through a one-stop portal, recently launched.
South Africa, still great for investment


Absa, IDC boost for taxi industry

In a first-of-its-kind deal, banking group Absa has teamed up with the Industrial Development Corporation to provide up to R300-million in funding to emerging taxi operators and black entrepreneurs wanting to enter the industry.
€60m European boost for SMEs

€60m European boost for SMEs

South Africa's Industrial Development Corporation has secured a €60-million (about R690.9-million) credit line from the European Investment Bank to support viable small business projects in the industrial, resources and services sectors.
PPC in R2.7bn empowerment deal

IDC’s R1bn boost for entrepreneurs

The Industrial Development Corporation has launched a R1-billion Transformation and Entrepreneurship Scheme, comprising five funds and a business support grant, to serve the financing and entrepreneurial needs of South Africa's marginalised groups.
IDC funds empowered fish cannery

IDC funds empowered fish cannery

With R22-million from the Industrial Development Corporation, an empowerment company has partnered with some of the country's leading fishing companies to develop a new pilchard canning factory in Mossel Bay - the first of its kind in the southern Cape region.


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