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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 Independent Development Trust (IDT) is proud to have reached this milestone and appreciates the effort the Professional Team and the Contractor have put in this project to enable us to achieve this breakthrough. The professionalism and hard work that has been displayed throughout the lifecycle of this project illustrate the position of the IDT as a premier social infrastructure programme delivery management entity for the government. Read more…

The Booysens Magistrate’s Court project is 99% complete and is soon to be handed over to the client, the project management team informed the Department of Justice in August 2018. The Independent Development Trust (IDT) Programme Management Services team took the departmental delegation on tour of the premises also apprised the officials of the progress on site, saying work was progressing well to meet a handover deadline of September 2018. The project is being implemented by the IDT for the Department of Justice at a cost of over R240-million as part of a contract awarded to the IDT by the department to plan, design and construct new courts around South Africa. Read more…

The Independent Development Trust (IDT) is implementing a community health centre project that is aimed at enhancing the town’s residents to access quality healthcare, on behalf of the Northern Cape provincial department of health. Once completed the building will comprise of all primary health facilities including trauma unit, radiology, dispensary, psychiatric ward, maternity wards and paediatric wards while consultation rooms being constructed will be used for reproductive health services, psychologist, dietician and other services. Read more…

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…