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SMME skills development workshop empowers rural womenAs part of a collaboration between Ithala Development Finance Corporation and the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa (BWSA), the top 20 nominees in the “Imbokodo Iyazenzela” Women in SMMEs Awards 2016 were hosted at a business skills development workshop in Durban this week. 13 Apr 2017 Read more

Ithala celebrates top business achievers at gala dinnerIn recognition of their contribution towards developing KwaZulu-Natal as an entrepreneurial province, several enterprising business leaders were feted at an awards ceremony in Durban. 3 Apr 2017 Read more

Ithala optimistic about KZN's economic prospectsSlow growth, rising unemployment, severe drought and political tensions are among the major hindrances to South Africa achieving a progressive economy. 1 Feb 2017 Read more

Profit margins rise and Ithala gets its third clean auditIthala Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) - a catalyst for SMME development in KwaZulu-Natal and deliverer of hope for historically disadvantaged communities - is on a growth trajectory following the release of its annual financial results. 15 Dec 2016 Read more

Young entrepreneurs shine at the 2016 Inkunz'isematholeni Youth in Business AwardsIthala Development Finance Corporation's 2016 Inkunz'isematholeni Youth in Business competition recently drew to a close after the evaluation of all business concepts that were submitted. 2 Dec 2016 Read more

KZN youth development programme beneficiaries thriveAmid reports that KwaZulu-Natal is lagging behind other provinces in the development of small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs), the tide is set to change as greater numbers of people get onto the entrepreneurial ladder. 16 Nov 2016 Read more

Choosing the right partner will determine your successIf the age-old adage that "Life is a journey, not a destination" is anything to go by, then the people we encounter along the way and the experiences to which we are exposed, will profoundly impact our personal and professional accomplishments. 4 Nov 2016 Read more

Creators of local wealth honoured by IthalaAmidst the stifling plight of township and rural business women, the tradition of recognising ordinary women on a public platform for their outstanding contribution to the economy and local communities is like a breath of fresh air. 29 Aug 2016 Read more

Women at the centre of Ithala's growth strategySuccess is inevitable when stronger female participation is encouraged across all levels of an organisation and where men and women are given equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. 17 Aug 2016 Read more

Ithala's industrial estates a lifeline for communitiesSeveral local and surrounding communities across KwaZulu-Natal are highly dependent on the existence of purpose-built industrial estates for employment, income and an improved lifestyle. This was revealed by a socio-economic trend assessment of Ithala Development Finance Corporation's industrial properties and comes in the wake of current economic pressures. 7 Jul 2016 Read more

Women entrepreneurs geared for success with "Imbokodo Iyazenzela" initiativeA development programme targeting women entrepreneurs in mainly rural areas across KwaZulu-Natal will see thousands of them getting closer to realising their dreams of achieving better socio-economic conditions. 12 May 2016 Read more

Business achievers take centre stage at awards ceremonySeveral enterprising business leaders were feted at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by Ithala Development Finance Corporation last night (31 March) after proving their mettle in the commercial world. 4 Apr 2016 Read more

Inkunzi'Isematholeni Youth in Business competition now openCatch them young and inculcate business skills that will give them a solid foundation in life. 1 Apr 2016 Read more

Ithala adds new light industrial park to its property portfolioConstruction of Ithala Properties new light industrial park, Paramount Park, has been completed and the keys officially handed over. 1 Feb 2016 Read more

Ithala intensifies business support programs under crunching economyWhile looming interest rate hikes, a weakening rand and the prolonged drought dominate newspaper headlines, Ithala is intensifying its business support programs to help small business owners remain financially afloat and relevant. 11 Nov 2015 Read more








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