Posts Tagged ‘#farming’
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 […]
“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 […]
Brothers November and Jerimiah Nkosi had no farming skills whatsoever when they were granted a 1500ha farm in Amersfoort, Mpumalanga, by the Department of Land Reform, in 2007. However, they were determined to become successful farmers. It has taken many years, but the Nkosi brothers have overcome a host of obstacles and their perseverance has […]
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 […]
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.
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.”
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 […]
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.
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 […]