Department: Agriculture and Rural Development

Contact details

Physical: Gielie Joubert Street, Glen, Bloemfontein, 9360
Postal: Private Bag X01, Glen, Bloemfontein, 9360
Tel: 051 861 8509
Fax: 051 861 8452


The mission of the Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is to empower the agricultural sector through the provision and facilitation of efficient agricultural development support and investment solutions in order to ensure rural development, constant economic growth and sustainable livelihoods.

The strategic goals of the Department are: increased profitable production of food and fibre products; effective regulatory services and risk management; transformed and demand-based education, training and development; sustained management of natural resources; improved, effective and efficient governance and stakeholder relations; and coordinated creation of vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities.

Office Bearers

Mr MD Khoabane
Head of Department
Mr M Thabethe

Mr Motete Daniel Khoabane
Head of Department:
Mr MP Thabethe
Ms NL Mngomezulu
Zimasa Mbewu (Strategic Communications and Information Services)
Senate Molapo (Assistant Director: Strategic Communications and Information Services)
Senior Management:
Ms S Magwandana (Senior Manager: Office of the MEC)
Communications Officers:
Zimasa Mbewu

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEAdverseFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a696 265687 332602 756
Actual Expendituren/a687 332684 003595 490
Employee Compensationn/a319 486303 166278 632
Goods and Servicesn/a105 07884 768131 726
Capital Assetsn/a29 43230 913114 073
Unauthorised Expendituren/a--5 106
Irregular Expendituren/a-6332 469
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a-247585
Posts Approvedn/a1 2331 4461 417
Posts Filledn/a1 1231 1511 220
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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