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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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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…

The Independent Development Trust (IDT) welcomes the proclamation by The President of the Republic of South Africa appointing the Special Investigating Unit to investigate irregularities relating to a programme that the IDT is implementing on behalf of the Department of Correctional Services. The IDT will cooperate fully with the investigation and action will be taken against any employee of the organisation who would be found to have transgressed any procurement policy of the organisation or that of the government. Read more…

The work of the IDT goes beyond brick and mortar needed to complete projects but encompasses all efforts to assist the government to attain its nation building objectives. The IDT is committed to the South African cultural heritage as well as the preservation, protection and promotion of the awareness of historic sites, in remembrance of those who made significant contribution to building a free, democratic and non-sexist South Africa. Read more…

The Department of Basic Education appointed the Independent Development Trust (IDT) to spearhead the construction of schools under the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI). One of the schools that the IDT proudly completed and handed over to the Department of Basic Education was Heide Primary School which is about 15 km east of the judicial capital of South Africa, Bloemfontein. This initiative ensures that the access to basic education, as enshrined in the Constitution, is realised through the provision of appropriate school infrastructure for a safe learning and teaching environment. Read more…

A state-of-the-art school in the middle of the deep rural areas of uMlalazi in northern KwaZulu-Natal has been built and completed by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) on behalf KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education. Welabasha Technical High School is part of the number of schools which were earmarked by the provincial government for upgrades and renovations in order to convert them into technical high schools with boarding facilities for the learners.  Read more…

As a development activist, Ray’s path crossed with that of the IDT in 2010 when the country was seized by the 2010 World Cup euphoria. The legendary jazz musician played a pivotal role in the implementation of the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP), particularly part of the programme that was to establish 42 Village Viewing Sites to enable rural communities to watch the matches live. Read more…