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R24 of 2017 – Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Proclamation Number:

R24 of 2017

Department or State institution:

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

Type of Report:


Date Report Submitted:



The acquisition by the Department of the Bekendvlei, Nirwanda, Wonderhoek, Mont Piquet and Appelkloof farms, Mikes Chicken (Pty) Ltd, immovable assets and animals for Project Harmonie, Project Uitkyk and Project Dipalemo in terms of the Department’s Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy, and the identification, selection and appointment of strategic partners and beneficiaries for such farms in a manner that was (a) not fair, competitive, transparent, equitable or cost-effective; (b) contrary to applicable (i) legislation; (ii) manuals, guidelines, practice notes, circulars or instructions issued by the National Treasury; or (iii) manuals, policies, procedures, prescripts, instructions or practices of or applicable to the Department; (c) conducted by or facilitated through the improper or unlawful conduct of (i) officials of the Department; or (ii) any other person or entity, to corruptly or unduly benefit themselves or others; or (d) fraudulent, and related unauthorised, irregular or fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by the Department.
2. Misappropriation of recapitalisation funds in terms of the Recapitalisation and Development Programme of the Department relating to the allegations referred to in paragraph 1 of this Schedule.
3. Corruption, irregularities, malpractices or maladministration in the affairs of the Department relating to the allegations referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Schedule, including the causes of such corruption, irregularities, malpractices or maladministration and any losses, damages or actual or potential prejudice which the Department may have suffered.