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.

Mr Ayanda Wakaba

Mr Ayanda Wakaba, Acting COO

Since the IDT’s transformation from a grant-disbursing organization to a programme implementing agency in 1999, the organisation adopted a Decentralized Service Delivery Model (SDM) for the delivery of its core business whilst a centralized services approach was adopted for the Support Services. This entailed regional offices assuming a greater responsibility for programme delivery, with technical support provided by the national office.

In recent times the IDT has revisited its core business delivery model with a view to bringing focus on social infrastructure, strengthening regional offices delivery and governance capacity as well as streamlining national unit for better support.

The organisation’s national core business operations is sub-divided into Development Services Unit (DSU), Regional Operations Coordination Unit (ROCU) and Information Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (IM, M&E) all under the Chief Operations Officer.



Our core business is the provision of programme management services with reference to the delivery of:

Social Infrastructure Programmes

  • School Building (including upgrades and renovations)
  • Health facilities
  • Community facilities (such as libraries, Thusong centres and sports facilities),
  • Water and sanitation facilities (including rainwater harvesting)
  • Correctional and criminal justice facilities;
  • Heritage sites, and
  • Early Childhood Development Centres
Social Development Programmes

  • Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP Phase 1, 2 and 3),
  • Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP),
  • Food Security Programmes
  • Food for Waste
  • Skills development Programmes, and
  • Operation Vuselela Programme