• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • Founded1979

Association For Rural Advancement

AFRA is a land rights advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to support marginalised black rural people, with a focus on farm dwellers. We are working towards an inclusive, gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected, essential services are delivered, and land tenure is secure. We work intensively with communities in and around the uMgungundlovu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and extensively in offering support and advice. Vision An is an inclusive and gender equitable society where rights are valued, realised and protected. Objective  To identify, promote and support pathways to achieve security of tenure and access to services for people on farms. Development Goal  To make sure that the living conditions of farm dwellers have improved, as they have secure land tenure and they are able to access services to improve their livelihoods. Core Values: Respect for human rights Responsibility Integrity Commitment Empowerment Primary Strategies: Empower and mobilise farm dwellers to act on their own behalf through providing rights education, raising awareness and self-organisation that promotes direct participation in all matters affecting them. Prevent and oppose evictions, settle disputes and secure tenure rights and services through providing or facilitating monitoring, mediation, advice, and legal assistance, and building strong multi-stakeholder partnerships which promote farm dweller rights. Work with like-minded organisations to provide spaces for joint lobbying and advocacy campaigns leading to the development of effective national policies, strategies, and local initiatives. Effectively use action research methods and knowledge sharing platforms. Record emerging models and use them to positively influence policy and legislation. Develop AFRA as a learning organisation that enables its staff and partners to actively learn from one another and from their experiences.
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Staff at Association For Rural Advancement have experience in


  • development
  • agricultural financing
  • public administration
  • project support
  • research & development


  • world bank group
  • acumen


  • bangladesh
  • india
  • south africa
  • worldwide
  • united states


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Company Offices

  • South Africa
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • 123 Jabu Ndlovu (Loop) Street
  • 3201