Corporate Social Investment

IDC climbers take on Trek4Mandela 2016 for Women’s Legacy Project

Created on 04 July 2016

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Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) divisional executive, Shakeel Meer and head of Corporate Social Investment, Tebogo Molefe will be participating in the Trek4Mandela challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. 

The schools that mean business

Created on 05 February 2016

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An article from the City Press newspaper, describing a poorly resourced school in Edenville, Free State, provides an example of how the IDC’s Whole School programme has been boosting the pass rate and helping teachers to deliver quality education.

Quality education is critical to boosting skills and employment levels

Created on 26 August 2015

Quality education critical to boosting skills and employment levels

A new multimillion-rand school in Willowvale will bring improved education - and with it better prospects - to the rural community of Nkonkwana. The school was donated by the IDC.

IDC employees serve their 67 minutes for a worthy cause

Created on 07 August 2015

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IDC employees across all eight regional offices got involved in various Nelson Mandela Day activities in July. For staff based in Sandton, it was an opportunity to bring smiles to the faces of disadvantaged kids.

IDC summits Kilimanjaro for Mandela Day

Created on 23 July 2015

IDC summits Kilimanjaro for Mandela Day

IDC Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Qhena and Functional Champion: Customer Relations Management, Lebo Bodibe returned to a hero's welcome at OR Tambo International Airport.

New spectacles make learning easier for De Aar pupils

Created on 17 July 2015


Twenty-eight pupils from Emthanjeni Primary School, a rural school in the Northern Cape town of De Aar, have received a new lease on learning through the IDC's Visual Support Programme.

Taking on Mount Kilimanjaro for a purpose

Created on 15 July 2015

Taking on Mount Kilimanjaro for a purpose

Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Qhena and Lebo Bodibe, champion of the IDC's Woman's Legacy Project, were among a crew of 38 climbers that flew out from OR Tambo International on Monday, 13 July as the Trek4Mandela Challenge 2015 got under way.

IDC staff pack 45 000 meals for World Hunger Day

Created on 29 May 2015

IDC staff pack 45 000 meals for World Hunger Day

IDC staff volunteers packed 45 576 nutritious meals for delivery to children from disadvantaged areas as part of a World Hunger Day initiative at the IDC's head office in Sandton on Friday, 29 May.

IDC takes Take a Girl Child to Work Day a whole lot further

Created on 29 May 2015

IDC takes Take a Girl Child to Work Day a whole lot further

The IDC didn't just host 42 learners on Take a Girl Child to Work Day, it also put them on an 18-month mentorship programme, to ensure that the benefits of the initiative extend well beyond the last Thursday of May.

IDC's R5.6m boost for future scientists from disadvantaged schools

Created on 30 April 2015

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A R5.6-million donation will enable 50 talented learners from IDC-adopted schools to acquire the savvy and skills they will need to succeed in science, technology and engineering at university level

CEO takes on Kilimanjaro challenge for Women’s Legacy Project

Created on 20 April 2015


Industrial Development Corporation chief executive Geoffrey Qhena is taking on the Trek4Mandela challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise R1.5-million for the Corporation’s Women’s Legacy Project.

New science laboratories to inspire Mahikeng learners

Created on 31 March 2015

New science laboratories to inspire Mahikeng learners

The world of science and technology opened up in exciting new ways for the learners of Boithaopo Secondary School in Mahikeng, North West as the IDC opened two state-of-the-art laboratories.

IDC invests R20-million in 20 adopted schools

Created on 10 October 2014

The official hand-over of a fully resourced physical science laboratory to the Moses Maren Mission Technical Secondary School

A R1.1-million science laboratory is unveiled at Moses Maren Secondary School in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg - part of a R20-million investment by the IDC in 20 adopted schools across the country in 2013/14.

IDC staff celebrate Mandela Day

Created on 22 July 2014

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The IDC undertook a number of activities on International Nelson Mandela Day in an outreach aimed at giving back, as well as continuing Madiba's legacy. Staff packed food parcels for crèches, cleaned up a school, prepared meals and built houses.

Blankets for the elderly

Created on 18 July 2013

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The cold winter nights will be a little warmer for over a hundred gogos – grandmothers – in Zamdela. The women received blankets from the IDC, with the help of an outstanding nurse.

A school of distinction

Created on 10 July 2013

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Welabasha High School gets a high matric pass rate – quite a feat considering the many challenges it faces. But doing well is the order of business, and the KwaZulu-Natal school has no intention of sliding.

Big plans at Monwabisi

Created on 25 June 2013

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A kitchen, improved buildings, fencing, computers and a laboratory are some of the physical improvements need at Monwabisi High School in De Aar, with which the IDC is helping. The principal is setting his cap at hard work, dedication and better results.

Top school draws pupils

Created on 11 June 2013

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Parents from near and far choose to send their children to Tshivhase Secondary School, for its discipline, dedicated teachers and good results. It has been selected for assistance over the next five years by the Industrial Development Corporation.

School intent on keeping high standards

Created on 05 June 2013

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Glen Cowie Secondary, in rural Limpopo, produces some outstanding matric results in maths and science – and one of the country’s top pupils in 2012. As a member of the IDC’s Whole School Development Programme, the only way is upwards.

Needs are great at Kgomotso

Created on 01 July 2013

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More than a thousand students attend Kgomotso High School in Pampierstad. They strive to improve their lives through hard work and education, prompting the IDC to sponsor the facility under its Whole School Development Programme.

Employee gives back

Created on 28 May 2013

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I pair of school shoes may be a small gesture, but it has big impact on the life of a child. Knowing this, Bernard Ndimande was moved to donate shoes to disadvantaged children at his old primary school.

Dedication gets results

Created on 23 May 2013

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At Phagamang Secondary School there is no laboratory, and only six classrooms are functional, yet the school still scores a 100 percent matric pass rate in science. With the IDC’s help, it plans to build on this success.

Setswakgosing casts net wide

Created on 09 May 2013

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In the small but bustling village of Morokeng Village, the Industrial Development Corporation has adopted Setswakgosing High School. The school is also calling on parents and the community to get involved in improving the pupils’ prospects

Boithaopo gets the right help

Created on 24 April 2013

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A school in Kraaipan, built by the community, is getting results – which led to it getting noticed by the Industrial Development Corporation. Boithaopo High School has joined the corporation’s Whole School Development Programme.

Moses Maren to get help

Created on 23 April 2013

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In its five-year programme to help selected schools, the Industrial Development Corporation has partnered with Shanduka’s Adopt-A-School Foundation. Moses Maren Mission Technical High School in Eikenhof is one of the 20 schools on the list.

Zikhethele gets some help

Created on 28 March 2013

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A school in Devon is one of 20 poor schools singled out for help

Boost for schools

Created on 11 March 2013

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The Industrial Development Corporation has teamed up with Adopt-A-School and the Basic Education Department to help 20 selected schools over the next five years.

IDC bursaries for needy students

Created on 24 January 2013

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The IDC has awarded bursaries to 72 deserving students

Bursary students build links

Created on 23 October 2012

The IDC and its bursary partner, Studietrust, had a meet and greet with bursary students. It was a fun and flexible way to build a relationship between the organisations and the students.

Re Tsoga Pele grows the future

Created on 22 October 2012

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With cash from the Industrial Development Corporation and help from its partner, Food and Trees for Africa, Re Tsoga Pele Vegetable Supply Co-operative is producing a fine crop.

Houses become homes

Created on 08 October 2012

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Homes were handed to seven beneficiaries in Orange Farm after a five-day build. IDC staff volunteers joined Habitat For Humanity South Africa and the new homeowners to meet the deadline.

Houses take shape

Created on 03 October 2012

The third day of the Habitat For Humanity housing build in Orange Farm was blisteringly hot, but IDC volunteers went to work happily.

Traditional art on show

Created on 02 October 2012

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The work of traditional artists was exhibited at the Mpumalanga Traditional Art Market. They are "culture bearers" who preserve the heritage of the country.

IDC pitches in to build homes

Created on 02 October 2012

Staff have signed up to help build houses in Orange Farm with Habitat For Humanity South Africa, and are spending the week mixing mortar rather than at their desks.

Rural and urban meet at the IDC

Created on 28 September 2012

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The new exhibition showcases craft work by five rural women from KZN. Crafters travelled from KwaZulu-Natal to introduce their works to guests at the IDC's gallery.

Beads, grass, clay and wire at gallery

Created on 17 September 2012

An exhibition by five female artists at the Industrial Development Corporation’s head office gallery shows its commitment to the arts, and its investment in community initiatives.

Mnisi is a man on a mission

Created on 29 August 2012

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Mnisi is studying astrophysics at UCT courtesy of an IDC bursary. Hard work is the way forward for Bonginkosi Mnisi, an "ordinary guy in love with science". It's a love affair with a big future.

Science lab is a changemaker

Created on 16 August 2012

A science laboratory in an underresourced school in rural Mpumalanga is making all the difference to the students and their teachers, thanks to the IDC's corporate social investment unit and several driven individuals.

Blankets for needy communities

Created on 10 August 2012

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The CSI handed out welcome warm blankets and hot meals to residents of KwaMashu and informal settlements in Pietermaritzburg, proving that they were not forgotten.

Growing veggies in Lerome South

Created on 10 August 2012

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With an investment from the Industrial Development Corporation and guidance from Food and Trees for Africa, a farming co-operative is growing returns

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