Archive for the ‘News’ Category
“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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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.”
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 […]
Thank you to Die Sandvelder Kontrei en Landboutydskrif for publishing a second story on Buhle. This one, in their most recent edition, is all about how perserverance helps new farmers to reap success. Read the story on Sandvelder August 2018.