Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Livestock bursaries: limited time offer

1st Jun 2018

  Are you keen on gaining the skills you need to farm livestock – cattle, sheep, goats and / or pigs – but concerned about the cost? Buhle Farmers’ Academy is offering bursaries to three young women for our next livestock course, 9 July – 14 September, at our campus in Delmas, Mpumalanga. To qualify: […]

eNCA video on Buhle’s role in Land Reform

17th Apr 2018

For Land Reform to succeed, new farmers need to the gain farming skills that will enable them to run financially sustainable operations. Government needs to ensure that this skills development takes place. So says our new CEO Nyiko Maluleke in this eNCA video featuring Buhle, how we fulfill the skills development gap and, especially, our […]

“The 26-year-old female farmer shattering stereotypes”

26th Mar 2018

Watch Lerato Senakhomo, a 2017 Star of Buhle, tell her own story  and see for yourself how her farm is thriving, in this News24 video about  how she overcame the odds to become a successful farmer.          

Sandvelder Kontrei – “The Future Grows at Buhle”

28th Feb 2018

Thanks to Sandvelder Kontrei en Landboutydskrif,, for this fabulous spread – “The Future Grows at Buhle.” We feel privileged to be featured of your positive and inspiring magazine about agriculture and country life. Buhle was delighted to host you, and very pleased you had such a positive impression of our working farm, training academy and […]

Sunday Times spread about Buhle

30th Oct 2017

How do we cultivate young farming entrepreneurs? This handsome two-page advertorial in the Sunday Times (29 October 2017), organised by our generous supporters the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Land Bank, explains Buhle’s mission and how the IDC and the Land Bank are helping us to achieve it as they work towards fulfilling the […]

How new farmers can weather drought

29th Sep 2017

At Buhle, we are often asked about how we help our graduates survive the inevitability of drought – and even whether this is possible. These are valid questions, given that we live in a water-scarce country, and that climate change is having a further impact. Can we really equip a new generation of farmers to […]

Buhle on CNN

4th Sep 2017

Watch this video clip in which CNN outlines how Buhle creates the farming entrepreneurs that are so desperately needed to create jobs – and create food security – in the rural areas of South Africa. The clip features our Chief Operating Officer Nyiko Maluleke, John Deere’s Managing Director for Sub-Saharan African, and our student Tumelo Nchiyane […]

Farmer’s Weekly story: huge-hearted Buhle graduate mentors 28 young women farmers

14th Aug 2017

Farmer’s Weekly has just published the inspiring story of Linda Zwane, a successful livestock farmer who is convinced that agriculture holds enormous promise for young black women, and is dedicating most of his time to proving the point. Linda Zwane, empowering women farmers in Mpumalanga Livestock farmer Linda Zwane has his own farm to run […]

Thank you for an extraordinary year!

12th Dec 2016

Blog from our CEO, Neil de Smidt Dear Buhle partner As we gallop towards the end of 2016, I am delighted to have this opportunity to thank every one of our partners you what you have done for us this year. It has been a rollercoaster year, one of the most extraordinary in Buhle’s history, […]

Zamo tells story of Buhle’s growth

2nd Dec 2016

2 December 2016: Our Finance and Business Director, Zamo Shongwe, tells the story of Buhle’s growth, and how we serve rural communities, at the recent agro-processing conference.