Contact the IDT National Office

+27 (0) 12 845 2000 +27 (0) 12 348 0939

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 IDT is a Schedule 2 state owned entity which manages the implementation and delivery of critically needed social infrastructure programmes on behalf of government.  The organisation reports to the Minister of Public Works who is the Shareholder representative. The IDT National Office is located in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, and has regional offices in all of the country’s nine provinces.


Our organisation was established in 1990 as an independent, grant-making trust.  At its inception the organisation was allocated a grant of R2-billion by government, to support education, housing, health services and business development projects in poor Black communities. As a grant-making organisation the IDT supported approximately 8800 community upliftment projects during the first decade.

After 1999, the IDT was reconfigured and listed as a Schedule 2 programme implementation agency as prescribed by the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) (Act 1 of 1999).  Since it establishment the IDT has delivered a combination of social infrastructure and social development programmes in predominantly rural communities across the country.


To be a leading public sector developmental programme implementation and management agency.



The IDT manages and delivers integrated social infrastructure programmes on behalf of government on time, cost effectively and through a people centred approach.

The IDT’s approach to social infrastructure development entails the necessary measures and networks required to prepare communities to receive, participate in, own and sustain their own development.



The IDT espouses five core values which inform its operating principles as outlined below:


 Values  Operating Principles

 People Centered
  • We support an enabling leadership culture and talent management
  • We encourage teamwork, inclusive and participatory approaches
  • We work towards making positive impact on communities
  • We are driven by the higher goal of improving the lives of people

  • We are open and honest in all our communications
  • We believe in the integrity of data and reports
  • We treat one another with dignity and respect
  • We conduct our business in a lawful, honest and ethical and corrupt free manner

  • We approach work in a systematic manner
  • Our service complies with best practice
  • We strive for continuous improvement
  • We deliver quality results
  • We are responsive, knowledgeable and professional in our work
  • We are disciplined and promote appropriate business conduct

  • We are accountable and responsible to our clients, communities, stakeholders and one another for our actions
  • We promote effective regulatory and legislative compliance underpinned by governance and financial controls, systems and processes
  • We are committed to sustainable development and empowerment

  • We approach our work in a creative and innovative manner
  • We explore and implement innovative solutions
  • We are open to new ideas .