AFRA is an independent NGO working on land rights and agrarian reform in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. AFRA’s work focuses on black rural people whose rights to land have been undermined, whose tenure is insecure, and who do not have access to sufficient land to fulfil their development aspirations or even their basic needs.
Mr Musa Zakwe
123 Jabu Ndlovu Street Pietermaritzburg 3201, KwaZulu-Natal
AFRA is an independent land rights NGO that aims to redress past injustices, to secure tenure for all, and to improve the quality of life and livelihoods of the rural poor. AFRA works for a peaceful, secure, productive and prosp erous society through the equitable redistribution of land, resources and opportunities. AFRA is committed to a non-racial society in which there is gender equality and participatory democracy.
AFRA’s approach is premised on the understanding that the basis for interaction is for lobbying and advocacy for change. This is best achieved by:
To empower farm dwellers and landless people to take charge of their own struggle. To do so through making people aware of their rights, and by supporting people to organise themselves in order to assert their rights and to mount challenges on their own behalf.
To draw lessons in order to inform lobbying and advocacy for change. Lessons are drawn, from research and other interventions. Lessons are drawn both with target groups, and through our work with them
Activities/Main areas of work: There will be four focus areas for work over the coming three years:
Support to agrarian reform Social Movements to mount challenges, lobby and take charge of their own struggle
Recognising the Citizenship Rights of Farm Dwellers
Alternative Agrarian Reform models for economic development
Communal property rights and land administration options for economic Development
AFRA works with black rural people in KwaZulu-Natal.