Mdukatshani, established in 1975 is a non-profit, Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Weenen/Msinga area of KwaZulu-Natal, a province of South Africa.

The Goat Agribusiness Project

Mdukatshani has set up a Goat Agribusiness pilot Project across the poorest rural municipalities in Kwazulu-Natal

In a four way partnership with the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

Homestead chicken vaccination, and productivity support 

A Chicken Vaccination and Productivity program that supports learning and production improvement among household chicken farmers in over 3000 homes in the Weenen/Msinga area. This improves food security in these homes and supplements incomes through local sales of these chickens.


Animal Health Promotion Club

Everyone is involved in the care of livestock, especially children who are  the ones who herd and feed the animals. As part of their effort to promote sustainable livelihoods, MRDP focuses on children’s involvement in promoting animal and personal health in after school youth clubs.


The Craft Project-African Beads and Metalwork

A craft project supporting 150 crafters and artists who work with beads, grass and metal to create products for national and international markets.


A celebratory publication  A book to celebrate 50 years of the Bead project has been  published.   Click on the image on the right to download the .pdf version of this.

If you would like to order a copy of the book please click on the link below for different ways to purchase a hard copy.  

Our Annual report for 2020 can be downloaded by clicking on the cover on the right.

Research and publications

Research and publications MRDP has been involved with.

Thanks to our funders, sponsors, supporters and peer organisations.

Click here to see their details.