The Industrial Development Corporation’s Basic Metals and Mining SBU department, lead by Rian Coetzee, prides itself on encouraging and engaging the youth to take part in the industry by providing loans to entrepreneurs in the sector and BEE expansionary acquisitions.
Understanding what the mining sector could be, the IDC is passionate about ensuring the realisation of social and developmental outcomes and have therefore taken the risk to provide equity funding for feasibility studies. Thus, promoting economic growth and job creation.
The treasures discovered in mining are not tails when working hand-in-hand with the IDC. The sector branches out into other industries such as battery manufacturing, geology, sales and management. Meaning you don’t have to get your hands dirty to play your part in South Africa’s industrial growth.
Rian Coetzee educated Khutso Theledi and krunchers about the opportunities available for SA’s youth and particularly what “female interest” could mean for the Mining industry.
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Catch the IDC at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, 3-7 February 2020.
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