Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Buyelwa Genge

April 25, 2015 I recently spent time at Maqhingeni in Ward 18 (one of Buyelwa Genge’s sites) and was amazed by just how many female farmers there were. This has been our first experience of working with a female VLP and she continues to surprise me. I find her to be efficient, organised and [...]

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Mngcunube equals Success

April 15, 2015 A Success Story form the rural Eastern Cape A livestock project, supported by the Chris Hani District Municipality, has been running in communal areas of the Eastern Cape for several years. In 2013 Sibanye Gold added its support. Mngcunube Development has, since the start, implemented this project (and others like it [...]

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Tambo District

April 7, 2015 The project operates in the Nyandeni Local Municipality between Mthatha newefand the coast. *Over 2500 farmers are participating *The project is covering over 41 640 sheep as well as 7 955 goats and 3 440 cattle *Farmer benefits exceeded R 7000 per farmer on average, mostly from reduced death rates of [...]

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Alfred Nzo District

April 7, 2015 Project focus has recently shifted out of the Matatiele and Mt Ayliff where project figures were much higher than for the newer focus area of Bizana Local Municipality area where reported benefits are: *There are over 484 participating farmers *The project covers over 10 387 sheep and goats and 2 923 [...]

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Stepping Stones

April 6, 2015 A dedicated mentor ,Francis Davidson, along with his small crew, were on their way to a site called “Nxasa”, as requested by a farmer in order to treat plus minus 400 sheep. Due to a subsequent thunder storm rolling big rocks across the drift they had no choice but to take [...]

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