Banks Ndebele's Fight To Save Dwililo Farm Bears Fruit

Man at work: Banks Ndebele tending to crops at his Dwililo Farms farm
Man at work: Banks Ndebele tending to crops at his Dwililo Farms farm

He is a socialist, a vocal activist of the Botswana Congress Party. But it is politics that nearly killed his passion and dream of commercial farming.

Thankfully, Banks Tebelelo Ndebele’s drive and determination have seen him regroup, re-focus and fight back to revive his agro-business.

Some 40 kilometres from the capital Gaborone, just as you leave Mmankgodi to Boatle, you turn onto the road to Manyana. A few metres down you turn left onto a short gravel drive to Dwililo Farms. From the modern steel sliding gate, into the 43-hectare land of activity, is an imposing double-storey farmhouse. At night, the Ndebele home in the bush stands out, as beaming bright solar-powered mounted lamps illuminate the farmlands.

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