SURUDEC Newsletter 1
ARE YOU participating in a project that is working well? SURUDEC invites you to tell us about it so that we can add it to our database and share it with others.
We are interested in projects that contribute to sustainable rural development in the Eastern Cape. SURUDEC is aiming to compile and share information regarding provincial rural development initiatives that reflect on sound development experiences, lessons learnt and best practices that have been achieved.
We’re also looking for short-term experts to register with us particularly in the fields of organisational development, rural development, land issues, small-scale agriculture, permaculture and alternative or appropriate technologies.
SURUDEC Newsletter 2
TEN members of the SURUDEC team embarked on a study tour visit to KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland late in 2010 aimed at sharing learning lessons from EU and other donors as well as rural and community development initiatives in the region. Another smaller team consisting of procurement and monitoring and evaluation staff also visited micro-projects in Zambia, specifically around the town of Mongu in the western district of Zambia.
SURUDEC Newsletter 3
A WARM welcome to the third issue of SURUDEC News aimed at keeping stakeholders abreast of programme activities and progress.
In this issue we bring project activities to the fore with news from as many projects as possible. We also feature reports from two important SURUDEC seminars.
We welcome feedback and news so don’t hesitate to contact us at the details on the bottom of page 5.
SURUDEC Newsletter 4
In addition, a compete re-orientation of the way extension and other support services were delivered to stimulate rural economies was urgently needed.
Such was the message delivered by rural development practitioners to the Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to South Africa, Mr Roeland van de Geer and staff who visited SURUDEC and Thina Sinako projects in the Eastern Cape in early November, 2011.
Accompanied by the Head of Development Co-operation, Mr Richard Young and project officers for the two provincial EUfunded programmes SURUDEC and Thina Sinako, Catherine Mgangira and Milly Chesire respectively, the Ambassador was on a two-day mission to familiarise himself with projects in the Eastern Cape.
SURUDEC News 5
A warm welcome to SURUDEC News, issue 5. In this issue we bring you news of the fifth seminar in our Seminar SERI
poverty reduction programmes. We also highlight important conferences for both SURUDEC grantees and a wider audience which will be held later in 2012 as the programme’s operational phase draws to an end in December 2012.ES together with a report on a recent study tour to Zimbabwe where the team and government representatives visited
SURUDEC News 6
A warm welcome to SURUDEC News, issue 6, the first of 2013. In this issue we bring you news of the closure of the SURUDEC programme’s operational project phase and the transition to the close-out phase. We also feature the launch of the tourism lodge at the scenically beautiful Nqabara and Nqabarana river mouths, the culmination of many years of planning and hard work on the part of the Nqabara community. Book a weekend away from it all. We also highlight the provincial agro-industry tours co-hosted by RULiv and ECSECC.