Excellent start for the Tshezi chicken farming enterprise

Quick facts: They tip the scales at an average of 3.5kg; almost every household has one on peyi day (social grants’ payment day); and they were bred in Tshezi Village by Mam’ Maduma and Mongezi – They are the chickens of the Tshezi chicken farming enterprise. After months of construction, training, endless preparatory planning and dissapointment, the … READ MORE

Essential Oils Cooperative spreads its wings

The Bulungula Essential Oils Cooperative is taking its business to a higher level by adding soap making into its existing activities. The core business of the cooperative is still the selling of dried lemongrass for tea production and essential oils distillation. Teething problems affecting the lemongrass plants such as the compromised quality of the dried … READ MORE

Flash, camera & action in Nqileni village

Special moments, the beautiful scenery of Nqileni, the vibrant colours of the village events and the ‘I was there moments’ will not be easily forgotten as Nqileni has its own ‘paparazzi’ to preserve the memories. Zamile Dyubhele, also known by his indoda (man) name Vuluzuko, is the young man responsible for keeping Nqileni’s memories fresh in peoples’ … READ MORE

The new members: Chicken Farming and Photographing enterprises

  In exciting developments for the Bulungula Incubator’s Sustainable Livelihoods portfolio, two new micro-enterprises have been started. The Chicken Farmers of Tshezi village and the Photographer from Folokhwe village are the new additions to the existing local micro-enterprises. The Chicken Farmers will be producing broiler chickens that will be sold locally. The broiler chickens, commonly referred … READ MORE