It all started in 1985 when a number of Nguni farmers got together to arrange an auction of Nguni cattle. A second auction followed in 1986 and in 1987 the “Noord Transvaal Klub” was established with Bisse Reed as the first chairperson and André Bothma as vice-chairperson. The name was later changed to “Northern Nguni Club”, as it is known today. The Club was the first Nguni club and is thus the eldest Nguni club in South Africa. Some of the pioneers in the establishment of the Nguni Breeders’ Society of South Africa were members of the club. Our historic membership list reveals that persons whom has had pivotal influence in the breeding of Nguni, served as Council Members and Presidents of the Society, unconventional thinkers with ground breaking initiatives. Most important – the current members are chips of the old blocks!
It has taken the Northern Nguni Club 25 years to be voted as the best Nguni Club in South Africa. This achievement is the result of one reason – our members. The membership consists of interested persons, beginner, emerging and commercial farmers as well as stud Nguni farmers. The members of the Club are passionate, supportive and actively involved in the farming of Nguni and the activities of the Club.