A South African is raking in millions from two projects that are costing Namibians a fortune.
The Industrial Development Corporation has issued R1.5-billion in public bonds and plans to launch more in the future.
When Bonelena, a firm nominated to do the major work at Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, was liquidated the IDC intervened to keep the firm going.
Prince Mashele, former CEO of Moeletsi Mbeki's think-tank, has accused the critic of delaying a Cosatu report to save one of his business deals.
N'taba River Lodge is a three-time recipient of funding from the IDC's tourism special business unit.
Free shares worth almost R1-billion in Capitec is what a consortium linked to financing the ANC has scored thanks to finance from two state bodies.
Limpopo province offers a great many tourism activities and opportunities that take advantage of the region's natural heritage.
Developing tourism projects outside of SA seems incongruent with the Industrial Development Corporation's mandate of developing local industries.
The tourism industry is a notoriously capital-intensive sector that requires access to funding, preferably from someone with an appetite for risk.
The travel business can boom -- and benefit local development -- if entrepreneurs take advantage of funding offerings.
Entrepreneurs know it is a lonely path they are walking down, and that any support goes a long way towards smoothing that path a little.
Making headway in a market dominated by huge capital outlay and high labour costs and international competition from Chinese producers is no mean feat
The Women Entrepreneurial Fund is part of the R1-billion Transformation and Entrepreneurship Scheme announced by the IDC in 2008.
The IDC's Women Entrepreneurial Fund's (WEF's) every fibre is focused on helping women to find their feet in the world of commerce as busines owners.
The Industrial Development Corporation's balance sheet looks relatively strong despite a rise in impairments.
A recurring theme for companies recounting their experiences of the IDC Women's Entrepreneurial Fund is the fund's thorough handling of applications.
Xoliswa Bebula is a modern-day David taking on the proverbial Goliath she is a microlender who focuses on development projects.
One of the objectives of the IDC's Women Entrepreneurial Fund is to encourage the participation of women in traditionally male-dominated industries.
Xuma Technologies is a great example of how entrepreneurial spirit has been supported by the IDC's Women Entrepreneurial Fund (WEF).