Storms hit Bulungula

A weekend of storms (around 400mm of water in 30 hours) has done a lot of damage to our villages.   As far as we know, thankfully no lives have been lost, but 42 dwellings have been wrecked in the Xhora Mouth Area (where the BI is situated). The road from here to the tar … READ MORE

How to use wages wisely

Phumzile arranged for a man from the Old Mutual Foundation to come and give a talk to the teachers, BI staff and the essential oil workers about how to manage and budget their money. He did an excellent presentation where he gave us the ‘Big Five Secrets of Money Management’. 1. Secret of the Lion: … 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