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About Industrial Development Corporation

The Industrial Development Corporation is spearheading the Green Economy in SA. The Head of Green Industries will discuss which primary vehicles are being used, how your enterprise can benefit from the funding mechanisms, and inform you about local case studies.

That’s on the IDC Business of 2012 Feature daily, between 9 and noon, with Lance du Plessie on Algoa FM!

This month's interviewee will be Rentia Van Tonder, IDC head for Green Industries SBU

What are the primary vehicles being used? To what extent can enterprises benefit directly from the Green Economy funding mechanisms? Are their any regional case studies which can be highlighted?

More information and Case Studies can be found at

The Industrial Development Corporation has helped build the industrial capacity that fuels the country’s economic growth by funding viable businesses.

The IDC focuses on priority economic sectors that offer the greatest potential to unlock job opportunities, promoting entrepreneurship through the building of competitive industries and enterprises based on sound business principles. It aims to be the primary driving force of commercially sustainable industrial development and innovation to the benefit of South Africa and the rest of the continent.

Click on the link below to view last months IDC feature:

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With R90-million thus far provided to South African companies under the IDC’s Green Energy Efficiency Fund (GEEF), the results and benefits from these projects are already being seen. The fund, which was launched in October last year and has R500 million to disburse, aims to encourage and promote investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy by small and medium enterprises. “We would like to support ... read more

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The IDC’s Green Industries unit is not focused solely on the industrial and generation side of the equation and has invested quite heavily in supporting the rollout of energy efficient alternatives to South Africa’s households too. One of the big projects under this focus is the R50-million loan (and €10 million guarantee) provided to the Solar Academy of Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA), which has undertaken to ... read more

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