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’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 programm...
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. The history of BRC has been an eventful one, and many successes have been registered along the way.  There are four relatively distinct periods in the organisation’s history.  These are summ...