Velaphi started looking for an opportunity to acquire a farm in the early to mid 2000 years. He searched across North West and Free State Provinces for opportunities. Good farms at an affordable price were not easy to come across. When the price was good, there was not enough water.
Around 2006 and 2008 he got to hear of governments support through land recapitalization. This program identified competent and capable black people who wanted to pursue farming. Velaphi applied and towards the end of 2010 was allocated a farm in the Vredefort area.