Analysts are reflecting on what has changed in South Africa since 1994 and how the country is positioned on the global stage.
The finance institution attributes its losses to exposure to a pressured commodities market.
Its funding has run dry, so the empowerment fund is having to turn away entrepreneurs.
The National Youth Development Agency is making more money available, with the help of outside agencies.
Non-payments could spiral out of control if the government lends directly to small businesses.
The founder of the company that owns TopTV says political interference by the Industrial Development Corporation left the firm facing financial ruin.
A vital 'SA-style' facility for Lusaka is on hold while its pugnacious backer and the IDC squabble.
Based in Cape Town, Rotex Fabric is a prominent manufacturer of circular knitted fabrics.
Sheraton Textiles manufactures and distributes household linens.
Phoebe and Floyd Designs was established in 1996 by husband and wife team, Bert and Martha Nagel.
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Peter Blond & Associates had a different challenge to overcome when compared to other companies in the local industry.
Imraan Textile Mills operates a weaving and finishing facility in Mtwalume on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.
The textiles and clothing unit of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) supports a number of enterprises across the industry.
IDC funding helped Bosun to purchase its own premises and mechanize operations.
The chemicals sector has specific skills requirements that need to be addressed if its potential is to be realised.
A small soap manufacturer takes on the big guns with help from the IDC
Award-winning business creates more than 400 job opportunities for the local community.
The IDC helps BTC to position itself in a niche sector that is crucial to the countryâ€™s development.