Yearly Archives: 2015

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Our Staff

May 30, 2015 I was born in 1956 in the small town of Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape. I attended school in Cedarville then Port Shepstone where I matriculated in 1974. In 1975 I started working in Matatiele where I met my life partner and friend, Gabriel, who I [...]

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Megetzi Dingindlela – worker of the month

May 29, 2015 Megetzi was born in 1963. For many years he worked as a miner. He now lives in Cedarville with his wife and seven children. He and Mngcunube homestead gardens mentor Mariaan started working for Mngcunube together on the homestead gardens projects. They have known each other [...]

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Mngcunube Development livestock project in Sakhisizwe

May 11, 2015 This is about the success of livestock development in Sakhisizwe municipality under Chris Hani district municipality. To our surprise, on only our third visit in Mgwalana village, we were met by the farmers applauding our arrival, saying that they never had beautiful and healthy livestock as this before. They expressed their [...]

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Our Staff

My name is Lubabalo Tana; I am 40 years old; born and bred at Zikhonkwane locality at Cala in Sakhisizwe municipality under Chris Hani district municipality. I did my schooling at Mtetuvumile JSS and carry on to L. Jentile SSS that is also here in my village I then further [...]

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Animal Health Alert

May 6, 2015 Our livestock mentors working at Alfred Nzo, Fritz Labuscagne and Gary Ewers, have arrived back at base with some shocking news. They have come across a condition across a very serious non-contagious, tick-borne disease of ruminants, called Heart-Water, for the very first time in this area. Heart-water is mainly common in [...]

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Buyelwa Genge

April 25, 2015 I recently spent time at Maqhingeni in Ward 18 (one of Buyelwa Genge’s sites) and was amazed by just how many female farmers there were. This has been our first experience of working with a female VLP and she continues to surprise me. I find her to be efficient, organised and [...]

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Mngcunube equals Success

April 15, 2015 A Success Story form the rural Eastern Cape A livestock project, supported by the Chris Hani District Municipality, has been running in communal areas of the Eastern Cape for several years. In 2013 Sibanye Gold added its support. Mngcunube Development has, since the start, implemented this project (and others like it [...]

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Tambo District

April 7, 2015 The project operates in the Nyandeni Local Municipality between Mthatha newefand the coast. *Over 2500 farmers are participating *The project is covering over 41 640 sheep as well as 7 955 goats and 3 440 cattle *Farmer benefits exceeded R 7000 per farmer on average, mostly from reduced death rates of [...]

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Alfred Nzo District

April 7, 2015 Project focus has recently shifted out of the Matatiele and Mt Ayliff where project figures were much higher than for the newer focus area of Bizana Local Municipality area where reported benefits are: *There are over 484 participating farmers *The project covers over 10 387 sheep and goats and 2 923 [...]

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Stepping Stones

April 6, 2015 A dedicated mentor ,Francis Davidson, along with his small crew, were on their way to a site called “Nxasa”, as requested by a farmer in order to treat plus minus 400 sheep. Due to a subsequent thunder storm rolling big rocks across the drift they had no choice but to take [...]

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