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Farms Produce A Feast With Our Piggery Management Course

21st November 2023

  Embark on a transformative journey into pig farming with Buhle Farmer’s Academy’s Introduction to Piggery Management course. This comprehensive programme covers crucial aspects of pig farming, guiding participants through the intricacies of successful pig husbandry. The piggy tale begins Meet 18-year-old Dineo Makuwa who, despite her young age, already runs a thriving farm.  Dineo […]

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 […]

Diversify your farming business with Buhle Farmer’s Academy

8th November 2023

In the heart of Robinsdale, Dundonald, Mpumalanga, Tshepiso Tshabalala, a passionate 29-year-old farmer, owns Tmpire Agri Pty Ltd. After completing the Buhle Farmers’ Academy Grain Crop Production course, she set goals that have now resulted in a thriving agricultural business with a strong background in agricultural education. Her dedication to livestock production, particularly goats, sheep, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bayanda Pays It Forward, Mentoring 80 Others

16th March 2023

Bayanda Maseko (30) was trained as part of a partnership between Sasol, who funded training and mentorship for a group of students, and Buhle, who provided it. “The training changed my life,” says Bayanda. “It attuned me to building a business with much more understanding and professionalism, and challenged me to achieve.” Bayanda (30) is […]

Nhlanhla Is In Love With Agriculture – And Creating Jobs

1st March 2023

Buhle graduate Nhlanhla Ngwenya (28) formerly studied human resources and ran a construction company. Now she is “in love” with agriculture and passionate about creating jobs. “I didn’t love farming before I studied at Buhle, but now I do. The peacefulness of it gives me peace of mind and, most of all, I am very […]

“I like the fact that I can give other people jobs and put food on their tables.”

27th July 2022

Kopano Matseoane (36) wishes she had started farming much earlier, instead of working at her previous jobs in IT and as a business analyst, as she could have advanced even further by now. “Farming is a lot of work but it’s interesting, and it’s liberating to be your own boss,” says the owner of Kopanomatseoane […]

Xoli reflects on the power of excellent marketing

15th June 2022

Buhle farmer Nomxoliswa Makhabane (35) is ensuring that her organic farming business is a strong success. Not only does she put in the hard legwork of farming, continually expanding her farming ventures; she also understands the importance of powerful marketing. Xoli, as she is known for short, sells her spinach with a label she designed […]