Welcome to Vumelana Advisory Fund
Vumelana helps land reform beneficiary communities and private investors create mutually beneficial agreements to develop community-owned land.
What we do
Transaction Advisory Support Programme
Over the last few years commercial partnerships between communities and private investors have helped a number of communities to utilise their restored land productively.
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Community Private Partnerships
Properly structured Community Private Partnerships have the potential to benefit local economic development.
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Communal Property Institution Support Programme
Well administered Communal Property Institutions have a higher potential to become vehicles of local economic development and to contribute to the socio-economic well-being of its members.
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Agriculture

Source of our food supply, raw materials and employment

Forestry

Vital for the economic development of rural towns

Tourism

Boosts the economy and contributes to the country’s GDP

Vumelana means

Agree with one another, make a contract with one another, support one another

Vumelana Advisory Fund is a non-profit, public-benefit organisation that was established in 2012 to support land reform beneficiary communities who acquired land under South Africa’s Land Reform Programme put their land to effective economic use.

What We Do
We help communities and private investors create mutually beneficial agreements to develop community-owned land

This is done through the facilitation of partnerships between land reform beneficiary communities and investors, who come together to negotiate and agree on mutually beneficial arrangements that enable restituted land remain productive and economically active.

Transaction Advisory Support Programme

The Transaction Advisory Support Programme is designed to support the provision of advisory services to Communal Property Institutions and investors to conclude Community Private Partnerships.

Communal Property Institution Support Programme

The Communal Property Institution Support Programme is designed to support the development of well-governed institutions for the implementation of settlement agreements and the building of partnerships.

Our Impact

Since our inception, we have spent just under R40-million to support 19 land reform beneficiary communities under both the Transaction Advisory and the Communal Property Institution support programmes.

Jobs Created/Saved
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Beneficiary Households
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Hectares Developed
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R1-Bn

Investment Mobilised

OUR PROJECTS
Vumelana enables communities who acquire land under the Land Reform Programme to put that land to effective economic use
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How It All Started

The Business Trust and the Maruleng and Bushbuckridge Economic Development Initiative

The Maruleng and Bushbuckridge Economic Development Initiative (MABEDI) aimed to pilot a market-based approach to economic development. Part of this initiative focused on working with land reform beneficiary communities responsible for the management of land acquired under the Land Reform Programme.

In the end, MABEDI benefitted 3 300 families and created 4 975 jobs.

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