Strategy Overview


The mandate of the Ingonyama Trust Board is derived from sections 25 and 27 of the Constitution. Section 25 (property clause) confirms the framework for granting of tenure rights on land, and section 27 (healthcare, food, water and social security clause) confirms the framework for the provision of support to rural communities residing under Ingonyama Trust land.


Optimal land management for the material benefit and social wellbeing of the communities living on Ingonyama Trust land.


To be a leader in sustainable communal land management.


To contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the members of the traditional communities living on Ingonyama Trust land by ensuring that land management is to their benefit and in accordance with the laws of the land.

To develop progressive business models for the social and economic upliftment and the empowerment of the members of traditional communities on land administered by the Trust.


We uphold the following values:

• We value and encourage diversity and will not discriminate against anyone.

• As a responsible government department we shall strive to be transparent, accountable and responsive.

• We shall ensure that we have a dedicated, loyal, results-oriented, professional and people-focused workforce.

• In collaboration with all stakeholders, the department will comply with all laws of this country.


Transparency, Integrity, Honesty, Professionalism, Value for money, Open Communication, Consultation, Service Excellence.