In South Africa, the skills development gap and unemployment figures are a REAL concern for the property sector.

Every year we do nothing the number grows. It’s time we get real.

To realise our potential, we must prepare ourselves for the REAL world… with REAL skills… to face REAL challenges. Introducing the Vukile Academy – a pioneering, career-growth initiative designed to facilitate broader economic empowerment within the property sector.


The Academy offers a REAL opportunity to the most suitable candidates. Our mission is to create a skills development, mentorship and transformation platform that will empower young, black professionals and entrepreneurs by equipping them with the elemental tools and abilities to undertake the ever-changing and challenging world of property investment and property development in South Africa.

Our outlook at the Academy is to impart the Vukile brand DNA. We aim to positively develop and enhance the quality of black professionals and entrepreneurs in the property sector.


Are you looking to further your studies but lack the funding to do so? Are you a well-rounded and driven student with strong group dynamics?

Do you have a strong academic history, which you have maintained throughout the year?

Here’s a REAL opportunity. At the Academy, individuals are selected based on educational performance as well as their unique and ethical approach to life, following basic property studies at university level. The Academy issues around 40 – 45 bursaries each year to 3rd year and Honours level students, after which they could be selected to be part of the Vukile team through our internship programme.

If you are currently pursuing studies in BSC real estate or similar studies in QS or Architecture, BSC Engineering (Electrical), Marketing, Property  Investing or Finance, we would like to hear from you. Currently, the participating universities and organisations are UP, Wits, UKZN, SAIBPP, UJ, SAPOA and WPN.


Every year, 10 qualified graduands from our bursary programme will be selected and given the opportunity to gain REAL-life experience in a professional working environment as part of the Vukile Team in an industry leading and comprehensive internship programme. The programme will run for a year, divided into 10 modules.


Neliswe Nene

Construction Studies

"I enjoy dealing with tangible assets that I can improve, rent or sell. The academy has given me the opportunity to help improve my time management skills, grow my network and gain relevant real-life experience in the property development sector."

Mihlali Pearl

Property Development & Management

"My passion for construction and property development has served me well. In one example, I was elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the WPN study chapter. I am looking forward to growing and honing my skills, while sharing and gaining knowledge simultaneously."

Kgotso Zwane

Property Investment Business Management

"Business runs in my veins. From humble beginnings I have grown into a mover and shaker with a deep passion for property investment. This experience is changing my life. I look forward to the positive impact it will have on my life."

Vukani Majozi

Property Development & Management

"Following my studies at Wits and BSc Mathematics and Statistics at KZN, I am excited and driven to add value through my role as property expert – especially in emerging markets in our South African economy. I look forward to the academy assisting me with getting real experience, broadening my career prospects and helping me to refine my skills in property development."



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