Association for Community and Rural Advancement assists communities to regain access and rights to land and facilitates the achievement of an environmentally sustainable rural development strategy, through skills training and capacity building. We support community development programmes, lobbies and advocates for legislation that will advance rural development. The organisation is committed to the pursuit of justice and equality for the poor and landless rural populace. Association for Community and Rural Advancement adheres to the basic principles of goodance, community participation, transparency, accountability and gender equity.
The Association for Community and Rural Advancement land service and rural development organisation working with poor and landcommunities in the Northern Cape and North West provinces. Land rights, land access and socio-economic rights are critical issues in South Africa. Denial of rights in land and dispossession of land from black South Africans was one of the principle mechanisms for economic and political oppression under apartheid. Addressing this history is fundamental to redressing the legacy of apartheid and creating a basis for sustainable and just development in South Africa today. Both the Northern Cape and North West Provinces have histories of forced removals as people were systematically moved off land for consolidation purposes