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Building Vibrant, Equitable and

Sustainable Rural Communities

Vision and Mission

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Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities.


To initiate, facilitate, coordinate, catalyse and implement an integrated rural development programme.

Value Statement 

We uphold the following values:

  • We value and encourage diversity and will not discriminate against anyone.

  • As a responsible government department we shall strive to be transparent, accountable and responsive.

  • We shall ensure that we have a dedicated, loyal, results-oriented, professional and people-focused workforce.

  • In collaboration with all stakeholders, the department will comply with all laws of this country.


  • Integrity

  • Diligence

  • Honesty

  • Professionalism

  • People focused

  • Accountability

  • ​Transparency

  • Diversity

  • Compassion