Happy cows!

The heritage of our region and people is closely tied to the farming of livestock. In South Africa as a whole, the poorest communal areas are home to half the cattle in the country worth almost R50 billion. Yet low birth rates and high death rates mean that communities like ours are not seeing their … READ MORE

Launching the new Bulungula Centre for Excellent Small Scale Agriculture

In February this year, the BI began an exciting new project with support from the German fair trade company Lemonaid & ChariTea. The aim of this project is to be a resource in our community where farmers can get advice and the necessary to equipment and inputs to significantly boost farming in our area over … READ MORE

Bulungula is Building an Impact Database

Just last month we hosted some of the Hex team (Hexagonal) who are working on the Bulungula Incubator’s online database.  We currently collect a lot of data about our community.  For example, population size, gender, weight at birth, born at home/at the clinic, HIV rates, TB rates, chronic conditions, treatment adherence, breastfeeding rates, malnutrition, attendance … READ MORE

Afterschool Programme

We have seen an increase in attendance of learners for our afterschool programme, since we applied the afterschool programme curriculum that we were trained for recently. Learners come in their numbers to do different activities that are fun but educational. We develop lifeskills such as self-esteem, critical thinking, rebelliousness, empathy and creativity through reading stories … READ MORE

iiTablet Tshomiz

Want to know how to run a successful online technology programme in a remote rural area? Follow the progress of iiTablet Tshomiz to learn how. Technology has the potential to radically reinforce and support what’s being taught in the classroom – and when it comes to technology, our rural areas should be prioritised and not … READ MORE