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Buhle graduates’ story and video in Drum

4th July 2019

“Teamwork is one of their greatest strengths,” says this story in Drum magazine about Buhle graduate ‘Tumelo’ Michael Zitha and the other five members of the successful Ithuba Capital Agricultural Primary Cooperative Ltd. The co-op was also featured in a Nation In Conversation video below, which was posted on the Drum story site. The six […]

Santam video features Buhle’s farm and campus

10th June 2019

The “This is My Santam” video, about Santam’s commitment to placing people at the heart of its  transformation journey, opens and closes with shots of the Buhle Farmers’ Academy fields and working farm, with quotes from one of our graduates. “When you think of a farmer, I”m not what you expect … I’m not just going […]

Buhle featured in Brimstone M&G supplement

15th February 2019

Buhle was featured in this Mail and  Guardian supplement of 15 February 2019, as one beneficiary of the Brimstone Investment Corporation’s BEST share-granting scheme. “At the Buhle Farmers’ Academy, those new to the agricultural sector can obtain the support they need to begin a self-sustaining farming enterprise,” the story explains. “Buhle provides sustained support, including […]

Letter from our CEO, Nyiko Maluleke

8th February 2019

Growth and new ventures A warm thanks to every one of our funders for making Buhle’s work possible. Your support enabled us to train 592 new farmers and visit 220 farmers to support them on their own farms in 2018. We also gained several new funders last year. Welcome to Sasol, Nedbank and Santam. We are […]

Video from Rolfes Agri captures graduation joy

11th December 2018

Thanks to our supporter Rolfes Agri for this fabulous video capturing our farming students’ joy and huge sense of achievement at our summer graduation ceremony this year.

Buhle seeks Administrative Intern

20th November 2018

  Buhle Famers’ Academy seeks to appoint a vibrant Administrative Intern for six months to assist the team based in Delmas. Buhle Farmers’ Academy (BFA) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to train new and aspiring farmers from across South Africa to manage farming businesses that are both profitable and sustainable and to help […]

Food for Mzansi interviews Zamo on farmer empowerment

3rd September 2018

In this Food for Mzansi story our Executive Director, Zamo Shongwe, explains how Buhle equips new farmers with everything they need to make their land productive, in crucial step for successful land reform.

Nyiko’s input on land reform in Business Day

31st August 2018

  Our CEO, Nyiko Maluleke, gives Business Day his opinion on the latest developments in land reform. Farmers need land, training and support, he says.  “If all the parties remain committed, there is a good chance of a turnaround.”        

Buhle appears on Danish TV

30th August 2018

  Thank you to the Danish TV station TV Avisen for this video on Buhle’s work in empowering new farmers. “Those people who receive the land must receive skills to farm it, so that their farms can become economically viable,” our CEO Nyiko Maluleke told the TV station. “Within a short space of time I feel […]