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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

eNCA video on Buhle’s role in Land Reform

17th April 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 […]

Lerato – a land reform success story

6th March 2018

Buhle graduate Lerato Senakhomo, who year received the Star of Buhle award last year – an award given each year to an extraordinary graduate – is a model of perseverance. “My dad was retrenched in 2010, and we had to sell the plot we owned,” Lerato remembers. “Then we rented, which was very difficult, as […]

Sunday Times spread about Buhle

30th October 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 […]