600 Lillian Ngoyi, Berea Park
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Rural Development


The Branch: Rural Development was founded on the National Development Plan 2030, Chapter 6: An Integrated and Inclusive Rural Economy. It exists to serve as a catalyst and to facilitate, coordinate, and oversee the implementation of the Integrated Rural Development Sector Strategy, Comprehensive Rural Development Programme, and other related policies, frameworks, and programmes.

Strategic Objective

Outcome 6 Integrated and Inclusive Rural Economy.


  1. National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC): Provides youth development and economic upliftment.
  2. Rural Infrastructure Development (RID): Facilitates infrastructure development in rural areas.
  3. Technology Research and Development (TRD): Develops and adapts innovative and appropriate technologies in rural areas.

Chief Directorates:

  1. Chief Directorate: Rural Development Co-ordination
  2. Chief Directorates: Rural Infrastructure Development Region 1 (Eastern Cape, Kwa Zulu-Natal, Northern Cape    and Western Can) and Region 2 (Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West)
  3. Chief Directorate: National Rural Youth Services Corps (NARYSEC)
  4. Chief Directorate: Technology, Research and Development 

Contact Details
600 Lillian Ngoi Street, Berea Park, Pretoria, 0002
Tel: 012 312 9335 / 9332


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