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‘TikTok farmer’ Malesela builds thriving poultry business

30th Jan 2022

Food For Mzansi describes how our graduate Malesela Molema bounced back from disappointing Senior Certificate results by throwing himself into poultry farming. Malesela shared his journey on TikTok, and it started trending. Food For Mzansi describes how he fell in love with farming’ while studying at Buhle and now employs two people – even while […]

Buhle’s Zamo Shongwe on Gather To Grow

28th Jan 2022

In this Gather To Grow interactive session by Food for Mzansi on Twitter, our Executive Director Zamo Shongwe advises new farmers on the many ways in which they can harness the power of data to maximise their success. Zamo forms part of a panel advising farmers on how to take advantage of trends for 2022, […]

Nedbank video: “Project with Buhle creates 336 jobs.”

9th Dec 2021

“Some people see a farm: We see job creation.” About 336 jobs have been created through our @Nedbank-supported project in Vuwani, Venda – ensuring that over 1200 people go to bed well-fed each night. Watch the video.

Farmer’s Weekly reports on Buhle’s adaptation to Covid-19

11th Nov 2021

Farmer’s Weekly has described how Buhle adapted to the Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, which forced all educational institutions to close their doors for several months. Our approach included launching an online learning management platform and some online farmer training courses, starting with Financial Management – a skill crucial to the success of every agripreneur.

Sipho Mthimunye scales up weekend cattle farm

31st Oct 2021

This story in Landbou Weekblad and African Farming story describes how our graduate Sipho Mthimunye resigned from his job as a quality control officer, to take advantages of the opportunities of a land restitution claim. His cattle were once a weekend enterprise; now Sipho is on the way to become a full-scale commercial farmer. Pic […]

Short courses – updated schedule

30th Sep 2021

We have updated our short course schedule for 2021, as was necessary due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please find below the new schedule for these short courses, which cater for the skills that we find are in highest demand among new farmers of southern Africa. Apply on www.buhle.org.za/enroll. Email applications@buhle.org.za, or call […]

Highveld Chronicle documents equipment handover ceremony

30th Aug 2021

The Highveld Chronicle documented the ceremony in which the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador H.E. Chull-joo Park, handed over handed over equipment worth R1 342 409 to Buhle. The ambassador told the gathering that agriculture had paid a large role in the transformation of the Republic of Korea, and he hoped the equipment – which included an eight-ton […]

Women in Agri interviews Buhle graduate Kgomotso Ramatlo

27th Aug 2021

Kgomotso Ramatlo tells Women in Agri that her retrenchment from a management position in a bank was a blessing in disguise, as it enabled her to leap straight into a greater passion – farming. She now runs a thriving vegetable farm, employing four full-time employees and five to eight seasonal employees. (Pic from Women in […]

Hear Zamo on SAfm Radio

23rd Jun 2021

Listen to our Executive Director Zamo Shongwe explaining in this SAfm Radio interview what makes Buhle different to other farming academies. Our emphasis on teaching practical and business skills to new farmers, and our focus on attracting youth and women, are among the topics she addresses.

Buhle seeks forward-thinking Commercials Manager

1st Jun 2021

Buhle seeks to appoint a forward-thinking Commercials Manager to elevate farm productions to the next level. Farm productions include grains, vegetables, livestock and poultry (layers and broilers), demonstrable experience of all is requisite. The consummate professional will be responsible for campus wide commercial production including the financial management of projects, recognising and securing business opportunities […]