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Bongi’s business skills and determination – a winning combination

22nd February 2024

Bongeka Mahlasela’s journey in poultry farming is a remarkable story of determination, growth, and the value of farm and business management skills. Bongi completed a Poultry Production course at Buhle in 2022, in our partnership with Sasol, the Department of Agriculture and the African Farmers Association of South Africa. To house her first 100 chicks […]

Buhle is hiring!

20th February 2024

Buhle Farmers Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced Training Manager to lead our training and development initiatives. The Training Manager will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating training programmes that align with the organisation’s strategic objectives and meet the needs of our farmers at all levels. We foster an environment of open knowledge-sharing, aimed […]

Meet the latest Star of Buhle, Ben Modieginyana

17th November 2023

Graduation Day is our most joyful day of the year, and the highlight is always introducing the Star of Buhle – a graduate whose positivity and determination have resulted in such farming success, that he or she inspires our latest group of graduates. At our November 2023 graduation we had the pleasure of introducing the […]

Grain Crops – Providing The Sustenance For Food Security

23rd September 2023

Staple grains have sustained humanity for centuries, evolving from ancient varieties to modern, versatile strains over time. They remain the cornerstone of diets worldwide and are widely acknowledged as key for achieving global food security. Buhle Farmers’ Academy in South Africa shines a beacon of hope in this regard, as we empower our Grain Crop […]

Buhle in Farmer’s Weekly – Empowering Women

15th September 2023

In the Farmer’s Weekly feature below, published on 8 September 2023, our Executive Director Zamo Shongwe explains how Buhle empowers our women farmers, both individually and in cooperatives. Research shows that empowering women, especially in agriculture and the informal sector, has a powerful effect in uplifting families and communities. This long letter explains some of […]

Training and support – the backbone of my farming business

31st August 2023

Purity Jakie (28) worked as a software developer for many years. Then Covid hit and, while working from home, she began to pursue her childhood passion – growing vegetables. “I found myself missing Teams meetings because I was too engrossed in selling my produce outside my house!” she says, smiling. Giving up her job was […]

“If you’ve got land, you’ve got a job.”

8th August 2023

Thandi Sithole (38) and her husband, also a farmer, make a decent enough profit to support their two sons – “and even to pay for my trip to run the Comrades Marathon this year for the Evander Athletics Club,” she says, laughing happily. And yes, this energetic and hard-working farmer did finish the Comrades, to […]

Food for Mzansi reports how Buhle entices youth to farming

31st July 2023

This Food for Mzansi story documents how Buhle continues to entice young people to farming as a profitable and sustainable career. Our non-profit organisation has made great strides in increasing youth participation in our training courses: we have trained a total of 1115 farmers in the past three years, a whopping 966, or 89% of […]

“Farmers are the force behind peace”

7th July 2023

In this Food for Mzansi opinion piece, Buhle CEO Nyiko Maluleke explains why he is heartened by the rise of technology as a powerful tool to support new farmers, and why farmers are the force behind every peaceful nation. “A nation that is food secure is peaceful. Farmers are the force behind this peace,” he […]

School Nutrition Programme Launched

18th May 2023

Our school nutrition programme, in partnership with Bayer, gained media coverage from eNCA, Food for Mzansi, and The Poultry Site. This project will help address the nutrition needs of learners who often miss out on critical nutrients due to food insecurity while creating jobs. Eggs are a nutritious source of protein, which is essential for […]