The Border Rural Committee is a rural development that seeks to implement local development in an integrated manner. As part of community development our organisation focus on development planning through community participation and use of existing community resources. Central to our development we seek to assist communities to protect their environment through sustainable use of natural resources. BRC implements an integrated approach to environmental conservation through environmental education, improvement of water quality in the catchments of Keiskammahoek . the improvement of water quality involves clearing of black wattle, planting of indigenous trees and shrubs, gabion construction in the eroded areas. We also introduce communities on environmentally friendly food production techniques, water and soil management.
- BRC seeks to include alternative sources of energy for rural communities
- Waste management through recycling and explore business opportunities in this space
- Enhancement of the environment through massive tree planting
- Utilization of wattle for various products to create local income
- Intensify community environmental education and training
We seek to realize this through fundraising and partnerships with public and private sector. Currently the environmental work is carried out through provision of labour by Expanded Public Works Programme( EPWP). We work with IDT in the implementation of EPWP.