Corporate Social Investment

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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. 

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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 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.

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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

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.


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

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

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

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.

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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

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