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

Wool felted cellphone pouches made by Takane Felting

Custom designed mobile phone pouches are the hottest property in Nqileni. The pouches come in different styles, designs and colours. Customers get to choose their preferred designs and they can also watch the felting process. iPhone and Blackberry pouches are by far the most popular pouches that are being produced. The pouches are designed and made … READ MORE

Beekeepers get expert training on honey making

The Bulungula Forest Honey producers recently hosted an expert beekeeper, Mr Faku, to train them on the different aspects of beekeeping and honey production. Mr Faku, a patient and easy-going man from the village of Libode, 20 kilometers east of Mthatha, is a commercial honey producer who supplies honey to buyers in East London – … READ MORE

Lemongrass farmers do some research into the essential oils market

The Zizamele Co-op, led by our Chairperson Mam’ Nolesile, paid a research visit to Essential Amathole on the scenic mountains of the Hogsback. Essential Amathole’s profile describes it as a producer in a range of organic essential oils and medicinal plant extracts for the global market. The aim of the research visit was to get … READ MORE