In addition to our school-based interventions, the Trust is piloting adult education-based interventions in three villages through the Community Cattle and Wildlife Programme.  This includes focusing on water security, food security, capacity building, health care and improved environmental management in Dixie, Utah and Welverdiend Villages.


Working at the village level allows for a more holistic overview of local challenges – the lasting relationships we have forged with the chiefs and communities of these villages will pave the way for lasting change.

Health Care

Health care facilities in the Hluvukani region are poorly resourced and under constant pressure. In partnership with the Mpumalanga Department of Health and Social Development, Aspen Pharmaceuticals and the Ndlovu Care Group, the Buffelshoek Trust established a 12 hour primary health care facility in Utah Village. The clinic has directly benefited learners and neighbouring schools have seen a marked decrease in absenteeism; teenage pregnancy and chronic illness. Read more here.

Enterprise Development

Relentless commitment & perseverance underpins everything we do.Dr Reuel Khoza, Chairman
The Trust endeavours to offer local government, the private and not-for-profit sectors, and local communities the opportunity to work together to improve the local economy.  We focus on enhancing competitiveness, increasing sustainable growth and ensuring that growth is inclusive. It is crucial