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Andile Amos

My name is Andile Amos. I was born in 1982 at Bolokodlela village near Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape. I did my schooling at Mbudlu Junior but noticed that struggled to learn and left after Grade 8. I went to Cape town to look for the job but most proved [...]

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Buyelwa Genge

I am Buyelwa Genge from Ncora Irrigation Scheme area in the Eastern Cape. I am 43 years old and have 4 children between the ages of 27 and 9 years old. Everybody knows me by my nickname “Lele” which I got as a child. After finishing school at [...]

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VLP Mdingi

As beautiful as our country is, there are tales of great hardship. Sabelo Mdingi had no way to provide for the basic needs of his family and basic necessities were hard to come by. To make ends meet he would assist the Tribal Leader of the community, Chief Joso, by watching his livestock and doing [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on VLP Mdingi

VLP Jinnineka

Our most successful VLP is Goodman Jinnineka. He is local man, born and bred in Bizana (Stukhutezi village). He used to work in Port Edward at a hotel where he supervised the porters. He then returned to his home area to start his own livestock farming in an attempt to improve the circumstances of his [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|News|Comments Off on VLP Jinnineka

Our Staff

May 30, 2015 I was born in 1956 in the small town of Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape. I attended school in Cedarville then Port Shepstone where I matriculated in 1974. In 1975 I started working in Matatiele where I met my life partner and friend, Gabriel, who I [...]

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Megetzi Dingindlela – worker of the month

May 29, 2015 Megetzi was born in 1963. For many years he worked as a miner. He now lives in Cedarville with his wife and seven children. He and Mngcunube homestead gardens mentor Mariaan started working for Mngcunube together on the homestead gardens projects. They have known each other [...]

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Mngcunube Development livestock project in Sakhisizwe

May 11, 2015 This is about the success of livestock development in Sakhisizwe municipality under Chris Hani district municipality. To our surprise, on only our third visit in Mgwalana village, we were met by the farmers applauding our arrival, saying that they never had beautiful and healthy livestock as this before. They expressed their [...]

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Our Staff

My name is Lubabalo Tana; I am 40 years old; born and bred at Zikhonkwane locality at Cala in Sakhisizwe municipality under Chris Hani district municipality. I did my schooling at Mtetuvumile JSS and carry on to L. Jentile SSS that is also here in my village I then further [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Our Staff

Animal Health Alert

May 6, 2015 Our livestock mentors working at Alfred Nzo, Fritz Labuscagne and Gary Ewers, have arrived back at base with some shocking news. They have come across a condition across a very serious non-contagious, tick-borne disease of ruminants, called Heart-Water, for the very first time in this area. Heart-water is mainly common in [...]

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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 [...]

By | April 25th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Buyelwa Genge