23 June 2021 - NW1699
Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
What (a) is the total number of communities and/or beneficiaries who received land development support grants since 1 January 2014 and (b) are the (i) full details of the and amounts received by each community and/or beneficiary since 2014 and (ii) names of the persons who are responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the specified funds?
a) Since 1 January 2014 till 31 March 2021 the land development support grants were received by a total of 1664 beneficiaries across three different programs as reflect in attached Annexures A: Recapitalisation and Development Programme (RADP) projects; B: 1House Hold 1 Hectare (1HH1H) projects and C: Land Development Support projects.
b) (i) Please refer Annexures A, B and C.
(ii) The monitoring of the specified funds for the implementation of projects is done at different levels. The first level is at operational, which is at the Province through our Provincial Shared Service Centres (PSSCs), and lastly at programme level in national office.
When it comes to evaluation, the responsibility in the Department lies with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, which is independent from the implementing unit. However, this function is not only limited to this unit, it also happens through Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and Public Service Commission (PSC), in some instances done by non-government organisations and institutions of higher learning.