Infrastructure Support

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DIRECTORATE: INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT

Overview and mandate of the directorate
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries supports the development of infrastructure along the whole value chain for all producers. This infrastructure consists of:

  • Irrigation systems
  • Drainage systems
  • Soil Conservation Works
  • Intensive animal production facilities
  • Intensive crop production facilities
  • Mechanization
  • Energy
  • Agro-processing facilities
  • Extensive animal production facilities
  • Storage facilities
  • Transport systems
  • Roads
  • Farm buildings
  • Waste management systems

Purpose
The purpose of the Directorate Infrastructure Support is to provide engineering services consisting of the following:

  • Develop national engineering norms and standards, guidelines and best practices on all engineering aspects relating to infrastructure development, mechanization and energy.
  • Provide advisory engineering services to clients on engineering aspects
  • Provide clients with area wide planning support regarding infrastructure
  • Provide provinces with a sighting, drilling and testing of boreholes service for priority projects on request of the Head of Department. (capacity to drill 120 boreholes per year)
  • Construct part of the FMD fence for the Directorate Animal Heath (DAFF)
  • Maintain soil conservation infrastructure at the Spitskop conservation area (Velkpoort)   

Clients of the Directorate
The following are the clients of the Directorate Infrastructure Support

  • Provincial Departments of Agriculture
  • Organised agriculture
  • Directorates/Functional Units in the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Contact details
Mr AT van Coller Pr Eng
Director Infrastructure Support
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
141 Cresswell Road, Weavind Park, 0184
Private Bag X515, Silverton, 0127
Tel: (012) 846 8502
Fax: (012) 846 8559
E-mail: ATvC@daff.gov.za