Department: Agriculture and Rural Development

Contact details

Physical: 1 Cedara, Pietermaritzburg 3200
Postal: Private Bag X9050, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Tel: 033 355 9100
Fax: 033 343 8255


The mission of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is to promote, through partnership, sound agricultural practices that promote economic growth, food security and advancement of rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Department's strategic objectives are: provision of food security; farmer development and support; integrated sustainable natural environmental management; integrated and transformed service delivery; globally competitive agricultural production; accessible, quality and available food; farmer succession (emergent to commercial); sustainable job creation (BEE); development of new markets (agricultural and value added); development of new and diverse products; safe, healthy and sustainable environments; sustainable natural resource utilisation and community participation; improvement of national and international trade access and competitiveness; and a transformed department, geared for service excellence and compliance with its legislative mandate.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr T Mthembu
Head of Department
Mr J Mfusi

Mr Themba Mthembu
Head of Department:
Mr Jerry Mfusi
Ms Mathobi Mkhize
Deputy Directors General:
Mr Carlos Boldogh (Operations)
Ms Jabu Majola (Corporate Services)
Chief Directors:
Senior Management:
Ms Lisa Del Grande (Director: Rural Development)
Mr E Habermann (Management Accounting Services)
Ms Phakamile Maphanga (Personal Assistant: MEC)
Ms Grace Mavundla (Acting Head: Ministry)
Ms Nomzamo Mkhize (Deputy Director: Office of the HOD)
Mr Sibusiso Mncadi (Director: Supply Chain Management)
Ms Nishi Seegobin (Senior Manager: Legal Services)
Ms Thoko Shezi (Director: Rural Development, Planning and Coordination)
Ms Busisiwe B Xulu (Director: Executive Support – HOD's Office)
Communications Officers:
Mr Sifiso Buthelezi (Director: Communications Services)
Mr Khayelihle Nkwanana (Media Liaison Services)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEQualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a2 318 6732 163 3132 050 450
Actual Expendituren/a2 202 0812 004 4541 989 540
Employee Compensationn/a911 392851 046834 225
Goods and Servicesn/a826 804714 125825 077
Capital Assetsn/a213 177215 178178 813
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a34 16717 54421 977
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a166334799
Posts Approvedn/a3 3013 6044 136
Posts Filledn/a2 8522 8653 341
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