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Building Vibrant, Equitable and

Sustainable Rural Communities

Primary Cooperatives

Purpose

To facilitate establishment and support of primary cooperatives.

Functions

1. Receive referrals from knowledge unit.
2. Identify -Establishes and registers.
3. Set up internal/coop governance, compliance, constitution.
4. Facilitate compliance with cooperative legislation and policy and liason with relevant departments national and provincial.
5. Facilitate internal planning including access to Coop Incentive Scheme (CIS) at  the Department of Trade and Industry.
6. Facilitate access to training.
7. Support production.
8. Ongoing support to primary coops.

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