Implementing Rural Development Policy: Strategies, Challenges and Solutions’On the 13 – 15 NOVEMBER 2013 At the CHRISTIAN CENTRE, ABBOTSFORD, EAST LONDON 




Ms. Bongiwe Kali Agricultural entrepreneur and Female Farmer of the Year Award Winner. Current: Board member at the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency.
Professor Gilingwe Mayende  
Acclaimed land and rural development specialist in SA                                                                              Current: Deputy Vice Chancellor at Central  University of Technology, Free State

Professor Sipho ButheleziHe has a strong background in research, coupled with his expertise in the areas of public enterprise, globalisation, land and agrarian activities in Africa.Current: University of Fort Hare and Eastern Cape Institute for                                             Co-operatives Development.

Professor Luswazi Leading expert in rural developmentCurrent: Executive Director at Walter Sisulu University.

Mr Thozi Gwanya,                                                                                                    He has a vast background in issues of rural development,                                                          Current: is the CEO of Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA).