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The Chris Hani Development Agency (CHDA) is a State Owned Company (SOC) established in 2012 by a Council Resolution dated 27 March 2012 in terms of the Municipal Systems Amendment Act No. 44 of 2003, Companies Amendment Act No 3 of 2011 and Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003. The CHDA is 100% owned by the Chris Hani District Municipality, as has been charged with the mandate of developing rural economies through agriculture and agro-processing.


To be the center of economic growth and development for our people, our heritage our future


To contribute towards improving the quality of life of Chris Hani District communities through accelerating implementation of high impact development programmes

  • Commitment  - to all we do, and the communities which we serve
  • Honesty - in all our dealings, and all our interactions with stakeholders
  • Respect - for ourselves, our brand, our stakeholders, development partners and communities which we serve
  • Innovation - in all our actions, dealings and delivery of programmes and interventions
  • Sincerity - in all we do, with a genuine concern and desire to meet the needs of the communities which we serve
  • Humanity - in our understanding and empathy for the needs of our community
  • Accountability - in all that we do, to our shareholder, communities we serve, and the general public
  • Nurturing - for our communities and vulnerable groupings of society
  • Innovation - in constantly seeking to improve what we do, how we do it and how best we can deliver to the communities which we serve

Chris Hani Development Corridors The strategic outcome will be increasing economic growth rates along the corridors through private public partnerships while focusing on creating sustainable community based enterprises and household food security.

Organisational Positioning

The CHDA is positioning itself as a symbol of hope within the Chris Hani District for the realization of a better sustainable future through genuine development of human capital and leveraging of physical and natural resources and heritage. The Agency will position itself to be:

  • A provider of customised solutions for economic development challenges
  • Adviser, facilitator, and enabler for public and private co-operation
  • Entry point for District economic development
  • One stop service provider for investment opportunities

It is therefore well thought-out that meaningful reduction in both poverty and unemployment would be achieved through adoption of the Corridor Multi Sector Based Approach focusing on the following identified corridors:

  • Sisulu Development Corridor along the R61 linking Engcobo, Cofimvaba, Queenstown, Tarkastad and Cradock;
  • Ndondo Development Corridor along the R394 linking Elliot, Cala, Lady Frere and Queenstown; and
  • Calata Development Corridor along the N10 linking Whittlesea, Queenstown, Sterkstroom, Molteno and Middleburg to Cradock,
  • N6 Development Corridor runs through Queenstown which positions Lukhanji Local Municipality as the Economic Hub of the District.


(Left to right)
Back: Zolile Duze (EMO), Tshililo Ramabulana (Board), Mafuza Sigabi (Board)
Middle: Singa Ngqwala (Board), Simphiwe Dzengwa (Board), Mlulami Manjezi (Board Chairperson), Jackson Mbawuli (Audit Committee Chairperson), Thukela Mashologu (CEO)
Front: Unathi Mkize (Company Secretary), Nokulunga Skeyi (Board), Ursula Ntsubane (Board), Nontembeko Nomnganga (CFO)
Absent: Vuyelwa Matsiliza (Board)

The Board of the CHDA comprises of seven (9) independent non-executive directors (drawn from different sectors of society, which include the public sector, private sector and community organisations) and three (3) executive members.

The criteria for selecting the Board members was based on their ability and skills to guide the CHDA in its endeavours towards stimulating economic growth in the Chris Hani District.


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Management Team

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