Rural Development Agency on the Cards

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

A Draft Bill on the National Rural Development Agency (RDA) is in the pipeline.

In a briefing on Operation Phakisa, the rural development and land reform department announced that the draft bill will be completed in December 2017.

The department also indicated that a Draft RDA Policy had been drawn up.

Currently, the department was drafting a cabinet memo for the setting up of the Presidential Rural Development Coordinating Council.

The Council will lead to the establishment of the RDA.

The aims of Operation Phakisa: Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development were outlined.

It was designed to stimulate growth, foster job creation and instil transformation along the agriculture and rural development value chain and contribute towards inclusive growth.

Sabinet Cape Town Office