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/Management

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'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEAdverseAdverseFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a752 591696 265687 332
Actual Expendituren/a741 551695 326684 003
Employee Compensationn/a330 413319 485303 166
Goods and Servicesn/a76 798105 08084 768
Capital Assetsn/a26 08929 43330 913
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a1 222-633
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a193-247
Posts Approvedn/an/a1 2331 446
Posts Filledn/an/a1 1231 151
Sources n/a n/a Annual ReportAnnual Report

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