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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tisetso leaps from “zero knowledge about farming” to a harvest of plenty

4th June 2022

Before enrolling at Buhle, Tisetso Mkhwanazi (30) had ”zero knowledge about farming,” she admits, although her enthusiasm was resulting in intermittent sales – even during the Covid-19 lockdown – from the vegetables she grew on her small plot. Tisetso received start-up funding for her farm in Benoni, Gauteng, in a project with our partner Sodexo. […]

‘Green is the new gold,’ says our partner Nedbank

18th May 2022

Nedbank’s support of Buhle is one way in which the banking giant is focusing on agriculture to promote entrepreneurship and create jobs, says the company’s executive head of strategy and CSI, Poovi Pillay, in the online business publication BizCommunity. The green economy, which incorporates social protection and environmental stewardship, is a strategy that should dominate […]

Buhle seeks forward-thinking Commercials Manager

1st June 2021

Buhle seeks to appoint a forward-thinking Commercials Manager to elevate farm productions to the next level. Farm productions include grains, vegetables, livestock and poultry (layers and broilers), demonstrable experience of all is requisite. The consummate professional will be responsible for campus wide commercial production including the financial management of projects, recognising and securing business opportunities […]

Fundraiser post opens at Buhle (filled)

19th April 2021

Fundraiser Business Developer Job Specification Buhle seeks to appoint a fundraiser to join our team. The individual will have experience in target driven fundraising funds in a strained economic environment to enable the organisation to achieve its mission in training and incubating smallholder farmers across the country. This creative, talented and driven individual in carrying […]