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/Management

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 Assets26 24419 25372 85197 350
Non-Current Assets8 1827 1065 1493 232
Total Assets34 42726 35978 000100 582
Current Liabilities24 69319 36072 68297 883
Non-Current Liabilities6-73-
Total Liabilities24 70019 36072 75597 883
Total Net Assets9 7286 9985 2452 699
Total Revenue104 465172 298129 539127 595
Revenue from Exchange Transactions38513732
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions104 427172 247129 502127 563
Total Expenditure(101 715)(170 950)(126 991)(126 854)
Employee Related costs(22 665)(21 339)(17 413)(13 959)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year2 7281 3292 546741
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities8 867(50 449)(20 795)30 951
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(2 793)(3 053)(3 837)(1 489)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year25 27319 22072 78997 283
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure5634094 9275 370
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure348434
Posts Approved54544742
Posts Filled41453230
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