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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.

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The government’s efforts to fight substance abuse have received a major boost with the completion of a drug rehabilitation centre in Seshego, outside Polokwane in Limpopo. The Seshego Treatment Centre, which was constructed at a cost of R150-million, was handed over to the provincial department of social development by the Independent Development Trust (IDT), which was contracted by the department to complete the works on the project site. The centre, the first of its kind in Limpopo, is expected to commence intake of patients from all over the province and will be officially opened later this year. Read more…

The Independent Development Trust is set to commence work to build and refurbish 13 different schools on sites across the Eastern Cape as part of the government’s Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI). Tenders for the school projects were advertised last year and the evaluation is at an advanced stage, with some of the projects awaiting site hand over instruction from the clients — the provincial Department of Education, national Department of Basic Education and the Department of Public Works. The IDT is implementing the programme – which comprises a number of projects of various sizes in terms of scope of work and project value – on behalf of the government as part of the ASIDI programme, which was initiated by the government in an effort to eradicate the backlog in school infrastructure. Read more…

The Department of Defence is undertaking a multi-billion rand refurbishment programme of its facilities at several military bases across the country and the Independent Development Trust (IDT) is in the thick of things at the Tempe Military Base in Bloemfontein. The IDT was appointed to implement two major refurbishment of facilities and civil services costing around R260-million at the Tempe base over a period of just over three years. The scope of work include the demolition of some facilities, construction, painting, ceiling, flooring, plumbing and electrical work as well as paving and replacing an existing precast concrete fence, and refurbishing the sewer and water reticulation system. Read more…

The Minister of Public Works, Honourable Thulas Nxesi hosted the Board of Trustees of the Independent Development Trust (IDT) and the executive management of the organisation to a briefing session in Pretoria on Friday, 9 March 2018. This was the first meeting between the Board and the Executive Authority since the re-appointment of Minister Nxesi to the Public Works portfolio. Read more….

 

The Independent Development Trust has stepped in to help the Department of Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal to properly look after the youth in places of safety in Durban. This is after the department had appointed the IDT to undertake renovations and upgrades at the Umlazi and Ocean View places of safety, two of this kind of facilities, which were in a state of disrepair, in the city. Once the renovations are completed by the IDT, the facilities will enable a number of children who have been abused, neglected and abandoned to live in a safe, secure and dignified environment while their educational needs are being taken care of. Read more…

Pinky Rala is a single mother of two who lives in New Horizons, a township outside a seaside resort town of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape. Like most breadwinners in the township, she wakes up very early in the morning to prepare the younger of her sons for school, and prepare breakfast for the household. However, in addition she prepares breakfast for the current 320-strong labour force at the construction site of the new Plettenberg Magistrate’s Court. Read more…

The appointment of a new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson to the Independent Development Trust (IDT) Board was aimed at dealing with performance, governance and sustainability challenges which led to client dissatisfaction and reputation damage to the public entity, Public Works Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in his response to oral questions recently. Read more…

The Independent Development Trust (IDT) is creating opportunities in the construction sector and continue to enhance the sector as a catalyst for the growth of the economy in South Africa, the 5th Project and Construction Management Professions Conference in Boksburg was told in October. Addressing delegates at the conference, IDT Deputy Chairperson, Mr Alan Baloyi, highlighted the importance of the sector as a catalyst for growth saying that the IDT will be creating numerous opportunities for the sector. Read more…

The Independent Development Trust will soon hand over a state-of-the-art school facility in Matatiele to the Eastern Cape Department of Education for the benefit of learners with special needs. The IDT was appointed by the department as an implementing agency for the Sive Special School project at R89.9-million, and construction is expected to reach practical completion in November 2017. Read More…

The Independent Development Trust (IDT) has been awarded a contract worth over R170-million to implement a project for a secondary school in the Eastern Cape by the Department of Education. “This is testament to our capability to implement social infrastructure projects on behalf of the government and deliver them within scope, quality and on time,” said the CEO of the IDT, Mr Coceko Pakade following the announcement. Read more…