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We are responsible for delivering social infrastructure and social development programme management services on behalf of government. The social infrastructure programmes we deliver include public schools, clinics, community centres, government offices and these are predominantly in rural communities in the nine provinces of South Africa.

The Minister of Public Works appoints the Board of Trustees as the accounting authority for five years. The Board of Trustees is made up of 12 non-executive members. As the accounting authority of the IDT, the Board of Trustees has the following fiduciary responsibilities and duties:

  • Ensure reasonable protection of the assets and records of the public entity (IDT);
  • Act with fidelity, honesty, integrity and in the best interests of the public entity in managing the financial affairs of the public entity;
  • Seek, within the sphere of influence of that accounting authority, to prevent any prejudice to the financial interests of the state.

The Board of Trustees has these five sub-committees:

  • Audit and Risk;
  • Finance;
  • Strategic Planning and Programmes;
  • Human Resources and Corporate Services; and
  • Board Executive Committee /Remuneration Committee


Board of Trustees

See below for the summarised profiles of the board members:


Chairperson of the Board

Mr Nhlanhla Ngubane

Mr Nhlanhla Ngubane is currently Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA). For a number of years in the 1990s, he served as an educator and during this period he was part of the education activist group that was involved in the teacher unity talks that were aimed at bringing together teacher unions across the different education departments as then prescribed by apartheid which led to the formation of South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU). Mr Ngubane was elected in 1991 as the first Chairperson of South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in KwaZulu-Natal and also a member of the union’s National Executive Committee (NEC). His senior management posts in the public service include being the Chief of Staff for the first National Minister of Education in a democratic South Africa. He worked in the publishing industry as a Publishing Director for Heinemann Publishers, managing a comprehensive portfolio of titles for the South African schools market and SADC region. He also served in academia as a project manager in the University of South Africa for the UNISA Foundation and Alumni Office, a role which he still plays on a consultancy basis. Among other qualifications, Mr Ngubane hold BA (History and Industrial Sociology) from the University of Witwatersrand, B Ed (Educational Sociology and Technology) from the University of Natal and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Natal.

Deputy Chair
Deputy Chairperson of the Board

Mr Alan Vukosi Baloyi

Mr Alan Vukosi Baloyi is a business management and strategy consultant based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has established and has been managing the AV Baloyi Consulting enterprise in the past four years as the Executive Chairman and CEO. The enterprise focusses on strategy development, review and implementation, corporate governance systems and process, procurement consulting, enterprise and supplier development, project management and organisational change and development. He started his career in development finance for small businesses working as a business consultant for Limpopo Development Corporation now called LEDA and the North West Development Corporation (NWDC) over a period of six years. He then spent 12 years in the commercial banking sector as a Senior Executive, Regional Director and National Director for ABSA Private Bank and FNB Corporate and Commercial Banking Divisions. Beyond his official career, he has also taken up Board and Advisory Council responsibilities including Chairperson of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Board from September 2011 to November 2015. He also served in a number of Boards and Advisory Councils in the Eastern Cape Province between 2005 and 2008. His educational qualifications includes an EDP (Executive Development Programme) obtained from UNISA School of Business Leadership, Management Development Programme from Wits Business School and Certificate in Business Management from the then University of Potchefstroom, Small Business Advisory Bureau.


Board Member

Mr Tlhotse Enoch Motswaledi

Mr Motswaledi is a chairperson of the Human Resources and Corporate Services Committee (HRCS) and member of the Board EXCO. He lectures at the School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand.  Mr Motswaledi holds a Masters’ degree in Business Leadership from UNISA, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology from MEDUNSA.


Board Member

Mr Zakhele Alex Tummy Zitha

Mr Zitha is the chairperson of the Finance Committee. He is a member and accountant at Alex & Alex Partners. He is a Certified Financial Accountant (CFA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and a Diploma in Financial Management from the University of the North, South Africa.

 Mr Biniza
Board Member

Mr Siyaduma Biniza

Mr Biniza is a Senior Economist – South African Custom Union at the National Treasury and his areas of expertise include Entrepreneurship, Economic Research, Managerial Finance and Project Management. He holds a BCom (Hons) and BSocSc (Philosophy politics & Economics) degrees. He has an insightful understanding of the political economy of development, entrepreneurship, and public affairs for corporations and social formations.

Board Member

Ms Andani Makhado

Ms Makhado is Managing Director at BONO Infrastructure, Facilities and Project Management and lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology. She holds a National Diploma (Building Science), BTech (Construction Management) and an MSc (Construction Management) degree. He areas of expertise include Construction Management and Facilities and Project Management.

Ms Pelisa Nkomo

Board Member

Ms Phelisa Nkomo

Ms Nkomo is a Special Advisor of Economics in the Department of Public Enterprises and holds an Honours degree in Economics. Currently, she registered for a Masters’ degree in Economics with the University of the Western Cape.


Board Member

Mr Rashid Patel

Mr Patel is a practicing attorney and holds a Baccalaureus Procurationis (BProc.) degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA).  He has been practicing law for the past 20 years and has served on the Boards of various institutions, including statutory organisations.


Board Member

Dr Gcwalisile Cynthia Zulu-Kabanyane

Dr Zulu-Kabanyane is the owner and Director of Prince Ndabuko Publishers and Prince Ndabuko Creative Solutions.  She is also the Founder and Managing Director of a Non-Profit Organisation called Qolothani Makhosikazi Social and Cultural Services. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, Master’s degree in Education and Career Counselling from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Zululand and a Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Board member

Ms Matshidiso Octavia Matloa

Ms Matloa is the Director of Tsidkenu Chartered Accountants. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and a Registered Auditor with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) respectively. She hold a B Com (Honours) degree and her areas of exeprise include Accounting and Auditing Consulting, Training and Development, Mining, Transport, Financial services, Health and nutrition and Entrepreneurship.


Board member

Dr Lulama Zitha

Dr Zitha is a public finance consultant who has extensive skills and experience in public finance and economic development. She served as a strategic advisor to National Treasury and was instrumental in implementing financial management reforms for municipalities in South Africa. Dr Zitha also specializes in financial modelling, project management and feasibility studies. She has in the past served on various boards and has served on the committee of inquiry into Private Funding of Infrastructure Projects for the Gauteng Provincial Government. She currently serve on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees