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.
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.