South Africa has been slow to adopt renewable energy sources, but there is one option which has proved successful elsewhere and could be adopted.
The state’s proposed certificate of need will not address inequities in rural healthcare.
We visited the Mayixhale family in the Eastern Cape in 2004 and 2009 to find out how life has progressed between elections. This is their 2014 story.
A trip to the Transkei for a funeral turns into a time of reflection on the violence and futility in today's villages for Khaya Dlanga.
Wise Use of Wetlands Project by the Association for Water & Rural Development is the winner of the Biodiversity Stewardship Award.
Better research enables more benefits for communities
Financial mismanagement, weak leadership and understaffed facilities are not unique to the Eastern Cape.
Proposals for the redistribution of land found in the government's land reform green paper would come into effect as early as March next year.
Access to wholesalers and retailers can make all the difference between poverty and employment, writes Teigue Payne.
Shirhami Shirinda, a member of a rural royal family, argues that the Traditional Courts Bill will only serve to disempower many women.
The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Developemt needs to sell itself better. It needs to show that agriculture is more than a rumour.
The department of tourism has attempted to revive rural tourism, launching a new strategy which needs money in order to become a reality.
Suppliers are accusing the agriculture department of interfering in a tender meant for the provision of tractors to emerging black farmers.
Many rural areas in South Africa are in dire straits. Turning this around is fertile ground for debate.
Rural development conference hears how the area can become South Africa's bread basket.
Community members attending the Annual Rural Development Conference at WSU say they always feel neglected by government -- except at election time.
Walter Sisulu University will establish a faculty of agriculture and rural development by 2012, said Professor Noluthando Luswazi this week.
Martha Evans spends a day slumming it in poverty-stricken postcard Africa
Ten municipal officials were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stealing R28-million intended for rural development in Mount Ayliff.