Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA)

Contact details

Physical: 5 Cascades Crescent, Cascades Office Park, Montrose, Pietermaritzburg, 3202
Postal: Private Bag X01, Montrose, Pietermaritzburg, 3202
Tel: 033 347 8600
Fax: 033 347 0913


The mission of the Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA) is to create an enabling environment aimed at growing the agricultural sector and improving market access for black commercial farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs through intensifying land productivity and maximising value adding opportunities, thus stimulating job creation.

The Agency's strategic goals are to increase income and employment in commercial agriculture by improving agricultural productivity and competitiveness of black commercial farmers and entrepreneurs; grow the value of agricultural output by improving the functioning of markets in the agricultural sector, facilitating investment and supporting enterprise development; and provide an effective and efficient administration that promotes sound corporate governance and responsive service delivery.

Office Bearers

Dr Martha Mbatha
Deputy Chairperson:
Dr Edwin Ngidi
Board Members:
Mrs Preetha Dabideen
Mr Wakhe Richard Dladla
Mr Bongani Donald Mkhwanazi
Mr Siphosonke Armstrong Ndlela
Mr Israel Zama Ngcobo
Adv Ranjiv Nirghin
Mr Zakhele Nyuswa
Ms Njabulo Zwane
Ms Phumla Vilakazi
Ms Thandeka Ngwenya
Dr Thulasizwe Mkhabela
Senior Management:
Ms Simangele Mbatha (Board Secretary)
Mr F Mbuli (Head: Legal and Corporate Services)
Ms P Vilakazi (Specialist: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation)
Communications Officers:
Ms Mpume Mpanza (Manager: Marketing and Communications)
Mr B Ntimba (Chief Information Officer)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assetsn/a19 25372 85197 350
Non-Current Assetsn/a7 3785 1493 232
Total Assetsn/a26 63178 000100 582
Current Liabilitiesn/a19 45272 68297 883
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a-73-
Total Liabilitiesn/a19 45272 75597 883
Total Net Assetsn/a7 1795 2452 699
Total Revenuen/a172 298129 539127 595
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a513732
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a172 247129 502127 563
Total Expendituren/a(171 626)(126 991)(126 854)
Employee Related costsn/a(21 339)(17 413)(13 959)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a6532 546741
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a(50 300)(20 795)30 951
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(3 183)(3 837)(1 489)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a19 22072 78997 283
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a4094 9275 370
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a48434
Posts Approvedn/a544742
Posts Filledn/a453230
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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