Rural Partners - Eastern Cape

Adelaide Legal Advice

The Adelaide Advice office is a registered NPO established in 1984 by local human rights activists in order to assist people in their community who were victims of inequality and discrimination. The advice office is located in Adelaide a very small rural town in the Eastern Cape approximately 123 km from King Williamstown and almost 200 km from East London.

Berlin

Berlin Advice office is a registered NPO established in 1991. Berlin AO is operating from Berlin a small peri-urban town within 20 minutes drive from East London in the Eastern Cape. The main reason behind its formation was to serve the people in the neighbouring farming communities with advice and support against the injustices experienced in these farms.

Dordrecht

Dordrecht advice office was established in 1992 to address issues of human rights violation experienced by members of their community.

Entlango Cooperative

Entlango is a cooperative established in 2006 by 5 members of Qongqotha community who saw a need to utilize the land for agricultural purposes and job creation purposes. Qongqotha is a community very close to Mdantsane one of the biggest township in the country. It later grew by 15 small holder farmers to bring the number to 20 members.

Herschel (Sterkspruit)

Herschel Advice office was established in 1991 and registered in 1999 as NPO. The organization is based in Herschel a small rural town located 190km from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

Interchurch Local Developlment Agency

Interchurch Local Development Agency was started by the late Molly Blackburn, Bishop Michael Coleman (Catholic Church), Judy Charlmers and other community leaders. The organization was started as a direct response to the 21 March 1985, Uitenhage massacre.

Masiphakameni (Humansdorp)

Masiphakameni Local Development Agency is a registered NPO established in 1992 with the aim of helping the community of Humansdorp and surrounding areas with their social needs.

Mount Fletcher

Mount Fletcher is an independent, registered community based organisation based in Mount Fletcher within the Elundini Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape, 390 km from East London and 166 km from Mthatha.  It was established in 1994 by the community in order to address issues around the then prevailing human rights violation in the area.

Mqanduli

Mqanduli Community Advice office is a registered NPO established in March 1996 to address the needs of their community. The office is located in Mqanduli a small village 39km from Mthatha and 233 km from East London. The advice office was established out a need to empower communities to know and fight for their rights post democracy.

Nonesi (Ezibeleni)

The Nonesi Development and Advice Office has its own website:  http://www.nonesilda.org.za

Port St Johns

Port St John’s advice office was started in 1992 and is a registered NPO. It is based in Port St John’s which is a small rural town in the former Transkei on the wild coast with 130 villages. The Advice office was established in by a group of local women who were concerned about the massive retrenchments of mineworkers who could not access their employment benefits.

Tyinira Rural Development Centre

Tyinira Rural Development Agency is a registered NPO director based in Ngqamakhwe a rural village between Butterworth and King Williamstown.