The Buffelshoek Trust was initiated in 2001 with the mission of providing “upliftment through education” to the people of Dixie and Utah villages in the Manyeleti Region of Bushbuckridge.  The first donation of about R10 000 has since grown to an annual portfolio of up to R2 million of direct spend and up to R10 million of partner spend across 12 educational institutions in the Acornhoek, Manyeleti and Hluvukani Regions of Bushbuckridge.

Our holistic approach to community development delivers social infrastructure; food and water security; youth development; primary health care; enterprise development and leadership development to our partner communities.

Our partnership-based approach ensures the direct involvement of corporates, communities and government entities to ensure sustainable interventions that directly support community needs and existing government interventions. This allows us to keep operating costs to below 10% of annual turnover, directing 90% of all funds towards the implementation of community projects.

Responding to the constantly changing context in which we work, the Trust mobilizes resources and expertise from urban centers across South Africa to support initiatives in the villages in which we work.

Download our latest annual report about us here.