About Us


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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 summarised as follows:

BRC’s legal persona

In October 1998, BRC was regis­tered as a Section 21 (not-for-profit) Company. Its registration number is 98 20094 / 08. BRC operates in terms of its registered Memorandum and Articles of Asso­ciation. As a Section 21 Company the organisation is governed by our membership and board of directors.

BRC’s Membership and Board of Directors

BRC members are drawn from:  Œ stake-holder groupings (eg provincial and local government office-bearers and officials, ex-BRC staff and Board members);  client communities, Ž funders and Ž 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 the following: