The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is unlocking the economic potential of rising industrialists.
The IDC is the largest development finance institution in Sub-Sharan Africa and is committed to growing employment and the economy.
The IDC's Africa Strategic Business Unit (SBU) is on the look out for opportunities to contribute towards infrastructure development on the rest of the Continent.
Head of IDC's Africa unit, Thokoane Tsolo, says the institution aims to create markets for South African manufactured products, capital goods and expertise.
We are trying to create markets for South Africa, on the Continent, primarily in SADC.— Thokoane Tsolo, Head of IDC's Africa unit
The synergies have to be good for both countries.— Thokoane Tsolo, Head of IDC's Africa unit
Tsolo described some of the latest initiatives aimed at strengthening regional economic integration.
The IDC recently partnered with South African cement manufacturer PPC, the Trade and Development Bank (formerly PTA) and a host of Ethiopian companies to develop a cement plant in Ethiopia.
Tsolo explored the IDC's criteria for investing in industrial opportunities in South Africa and across Africa and fielded questions from callers.
To learn more, visit the IDC website.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : IDC eyes African opportunities for SA-made goods, expertise