Rural Development
Name: 
Ms Toni Xaba
Telephone number: 
021 808 5294
Fax number: 
086 729 8640
About us

The purpose of the Programme: Rural Development Coordination, is to create vibrant sustainable rural communities, to facilitate the implementation of the National Comprehensive Rural Development Programme in the Western Cape and to facilitate the development of farm workers.

The Programme: Rural Development Coordination focuses on coordinating the implementation of the rural development nodes in the Province and the facilitation of services through:

  • All provincial departments and local government authorities delivering services in a coordinated and cohesive way in the selected rural nodes through the establishment of Intergovernmental Steering Committees per rural node.
  • Institutionalisation of community organisational structures in selected rural nodes to empower communities in terms of the identification and implementation of new community projects.
  • Establishment of economic, social development and infrastructure projects to facilitate economic growth in the selected rural nodes.
  • Skills training for unemployed people in selected rural nodes.
  • Sustainable employment created for unemployed people in the selected rural nodes.
  • Improvement in food security through interventions at household level in the selected rural nodes.
  • Enhance the image and the socio-economic conditions of farm workers by providing them with life skills to improve their quality of life.

The Programme is structured into two sub-programmes namely:
8.1 Rural Development Coordination

8.2 Social Facilitation

8.3 Farmworker Development

 

Rural Development Coordination

Purpose: To initiate, plan and monitor development in specific rural areas (CRDP sites) across the three spheres of government in order to address needs that have been identified.

The strategic goal of the sub-programme: Development Coordination is:

  • All provincial departments and local government authorities delivering services in a coordinated and cohesive way in the 16 rural nodes through the establishment of nodal Intergovernmental Steering Committees 
Name: 
Ms Toni Xaba
Telephone number: 
021 808 5294
Fax number: 
086 729 8640
Social Facilitation

Purpose: To engage communities on priorities and to institutionalise and support community organisational structures (NGOs etc.)

The strategic goals of the sub-programme: Social Facilitation is

  • Establishing Councils of Stakeholders in the 18 selected rural nodes where communities are consulted and empowered in terms of the identification and implementation of new community projects
  • Establishment of economic and infrastructure projects to facilitate economic growth in the 16 rural nodes through progression across the phased approach.
  • Skills development and social training for unemployed people in the 16 rural nodes
  • Sustainable employment created for unemployed people in the 16 rural nodes
  • Improvement in food security through interventions at household level in the 16 rural nodes.

 

Name: 
Ms Toni Xaba
Telephone number: 
+27 21 808 5294
Fax number: 
086 729 8640
Farmworker Development

Purpose: To enhance the image and the socio-economic conditions of farm workers and their family members through facilitation of training and development initiatives, to improve their quality of life.

The strategic goals of the sub-programme: Farm Worker Development is:

  • To improve the quality of life of farm workers and their families by facilitating the provision of social awareness campaigns
  • To create life skills training opportunities for farm workers and their families within farm worker communities
  • To coordinate the involvement of different government Departments in farm worker development
  • To make a contribution to achieve PSG 1,2,34 and 5.

 

Name: 
Mr Danie Niemand
Telephone number: 
021 808 7601
Fax number: 
021 808 5251
Farmworker Development Business Plan & Annexures for 2015/16

Important Notice - Invitation for the submission of applications for the funding of Farmworker related projects for 2015/16.

The following documents can be downloaded:

Applications in English/Afrikaans

List of Rural Nodes as per CRDP

Project Business Plan Templates 2015-16 in English / Afrikaans

Project Business Plan Attachments 2015-16 in English / Afrikaans

Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards

The competition was established to give recognition to the valuable and important contribution of the farm worker towards the sustainability and growth of agriculture in South Africa.

The vision of the Department of Agriculture: Western Cape is to present the competition on a provincial level first, and then extend it on a national scale.

All farm workers may participate. A farm worker is any person who forms part of and makes a contribution towards the farming operation. The employer, the management/farm committee or co-employees may nominate individuals for the competition.

For more information w.r.t. the Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards competition - you can download the manuel in afrikaans and english.

 

About us
The purpose of the Programme: Rural Development Coordination, is to create vibrant sustainable rural communities, to facilitate the implementation of the National Comprehensive Rural Development Programme in the Western Cape and to facilitate the development of farm workers. The Programme: Rural Development Coordinatio... ...read more
Rural Development Coordination
Purpose: To initiate, plan and monitor development in specific rural areas (CRDP sites) across the three spheres of government in order to address needs that have been identified. The strategic goal of the sub-programme: Development Coordination is: All provincial departments and local government authorities delivering... ...read more
Social Facilitation
Purpose: To engage communities on priorities and to institutionalise and support community organisational structures (NGOs etc.) The strategic goals of the sub-programme: Social Facilitation is Establishing Councils of Stakeholders in the 18 selected rural nodes where communities are consulted and empowered in terms of... ...read more
Farmworker Development
Purpose: To enhance the image and the socio-economic conditions of farm workers and their family members through facilitation of training and development initiatives, to improve their quality of life. The strategic goals of the sub-programme: Farm Worker Development is: To improve the quality of life of farm workers an... ...read more
Farmworker Development Business Plan & Annexures for 2015/16
Important Notice - Invitation for the submission of applications for the funding of Farmworker related projects for 2015/16. The following documents can be downloaded: Applications in English/Afrikaans List of Rural Nodes as per CRDP Project Business Plan Templates 2015-16 in English / Afrikaans Project Business Plan A... ...read more
Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards
The competition was established to give recognition to the valuable and important contribution of the farm worker towards the sustainability and growth of agriculture in South Africa. The vision of the Department of Agriculture: Western Cape is to present the competition on a provincial level first, and then extend it... ...read more