Welcome to the Mpumalanga Provincial Government

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Land Administration

Mr Vusi Shongwe

MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs: Mr Vusi Shongwe



No. 7 Government Boulevard
Building No. 6, 1 & 2nd Floor
Riverside Park
Extension 2

Tel: 013 766 6067/8
Email: infoardla@mpg.gov.za
Website: http://dardla.mpg.gov.za


The department strives for excellence in the promotion of:

  • A united and prosperous agricultural sector
  • Well conserved biosphere and ecosystems
  • A healthy and sustainable environment


Our mission is to contribute to poverty reduction and a better life for the people of the province by:

  • Building an efficient, internationally competitive, profitable and sustainable agricultural sector;
  • Protecting, conserving and enhancing the quality of the environment for present and future generations;
  • Conserving the Province’s bio-diversity and ecosystems
  • Sustainable land development.

Strategic Goals

  • To manage and administer for improved quality service
  • To facilitate access to agricultural resources by Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (PDI’s)
  • To improve the performance of the agriculture sector
  • To enhance the quality and safety of the environment
  • To promote and manage conservation as well as sustainable use of bio-diversity and natural resources
  • To develop and promote competitive and appropriate technologies


The department is committed to render services that:

  • Are development oriented, fair, just and accessible to all
  • Build trust based on open, transparent and honest interactions.
  • Are value adding, effective and efficient
  • Are guided by the principles of openness, transparency, equity and respect for human dignity
  • Are particularly sensitive to the needs of all segments of the community, especially the poor, women, youth and the disabled.
  • Promote environmental and economic sustainability

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