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a few words about us

BRC is a progressive non-governmental organisation working in the central and eastern parts of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. BRC seeks to defend human rights and democracy in rural areas, promote land reform (with a focus on betterment restitution), support community environmental initiatives and promote sustainable livelihoods in rural areas.

BRC was established in 1982 as the Grahamstown Rural Committee. In the early 1990s the organisation relocated its main office from Grahamstown to East London, and was renamed Border Rural Committee.

what we do


strategic plan

BRC’s strategic plan for 2016 to 2021 has three themes: Land Rights and Democracy Sustainable Livelihoods Environment Land Rights and Democracy The South African government’s land reform record to date is unimpressive. It has fallen way short of its targets with respect to the finalisation of restitution claims, as well as the transfer of land in terms of its land redistribution programme…

making change happen

BRC members are drawn from  stake-holder groupings (eg provincial and local government office-bearers and officials, ex-BRC staff and Board members), client communities,  funders and  current members of staff.  There are currently approximately 60 members of BRC.  The Board of Directors is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.



BRC’s Board, which is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting, currently comprises of…

get involved

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