Vukile Academy

The skills development gap and unemployment figures in South Africa's property sector are a growing concern. With the Vukile Academy, we aim to change all that.

The Vukile Academy is  a pioneering, career-growth initiative designed to facilitate broader economic empowerment within the property sector. Through skills development and mentorship programmes, the Academy empowers young black professionals and entrepreneurs to succeed in South Africa’s property industry.


Each year, the Vukile Academy issues around 40 – 50 bursaries to students studying property related qualifications.  Selection is based on both educational performance as well as their unique and ethical approach to life.  Are you a well-rounded and driven student with a strong academic history looking to further your studies and enter the property industry? If so, you may be an ideal bursary recipient. Apply through our partner organizations SAIBPP, SAPOA, WPN and UP.


Each year we select between 8-10 candidates from our bursary programme and other qualifying graduands and give them an 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.  Interested in becoming a Vukile Academy intern? Email CV and cover letter to (applications open in October of every year).

Success Stories


Lesego Segano

Strategic Planning, Projects & Quantity Surveying

"I am blessed with the opportunity of being a custodian of shaping, developing and impacting the environment people occupy."

Nomhle Ngwenya

Property Studies

"Being in the property industry and Vukile Academy means to lead with humility but to be hungry. Having a continuous curiosity about people and how they live and how the industry works."

Thato Mohale

Property Finance & Investments

"The property industry has been one full of transformation and being a young person in the industry means partaking and living this change, while embracing the opportunity of contributing to solutions. Vukile has enabled me to empower myself with great skills, be part of a good culture and possess a mindset of excellence."

Lesedi Mphahlele

Property Studies & Finance

"With the right guidance and the right foundation the top structures will hold until the end of time. There is a proverb whose meaning I have been privileged to experience, “It takes a village to raise a child ”. I believe Vukile has “Raised” many children."

“The Vukile Academy remains a highlight of our social impact. This innovative programme focuses on career growth. It seeks to enhance economic empowerment in the property sector through internships and mentorships for talented young people.”