Health Livestock

Our Healthy Livestock Project makes much needed anti-parasite and vitamin dosing available for the livestock in the area. The project is self-sustaining as community members pay for the medicines themselves. Anecdotally, farmers claim that breeding rates have increased significantly – we will get more accurate statistics early next year. We also received valuable input from Hannes Rabe, an … READ MORE

Masilime Ngqo!

Masilime Ngqo! means :”Let us Farm Well!” And they are certainly doing so! Seedling and input sales continue to be good. Excess seedlings are sold at the Tafalehashi pension point and Tafalehashi Store sold 1000 seedlings within minutes. The Centre had visits from two different Community Based Organisation from the East London region eager to … READ MORE

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

Rural Skills Centre building update

The construction of the Rural Technical Skills Centre is progressing with 3 apprentices plus one translator already working and one more apprentice to soon join them. The apprentices are learning a variety of skills while building the centre, such sustainable building methods, carpentry and metalwork, permaculture and organic farming, sustainable water management and renewable energy … READ MORE