Buhle is currently researching and curating The Southern Women’s Archive ; an extensive collection of photos, personal letters, journals, books, essays, manuscripts, internal correspondence and minutes of women’s meetings from across the world inherited from her great-aunt Ruth Mompati; one of the first woman soldiers of Umkhonto WeSizwe and founding member of the Federation of South African Women established in 1954. This archive not only holds personal significance, but also speaks to who and what is remembered in the South African consciousness globally. Buhle intends on continuing this research alongside Dr Siphokazi Magadla and for it to culminate in a published book in the form of an intellectual biography of Ruth Mompati.
She continues to work with the Tsikinya-Chaka Centre (South Africa) on promoting research and performance at the intersection of Shakespeare , transnationalism and multilingualism.
In 2022 she completed writing the theatre production on the life and times of Charlotte Maxeke ; the first black woman to graduate with a university degree in South Africa with a B.sC from Wilberforce University Ohio in 1903. She became a renowned intellectual of the Black Atlantic, campaigner of women’s rights in South Africa and a significant thinker and modernist at the turn of the 20th century. The play was inspired by the UWC doctoral research of Dr Thozama April and premiered in February 2023 at the Star Theatre (formally The Fugard), South Africa.
Buhle recently completed a digital curatorial fellowship at the CHR, University of the Western Cape which culminated in the “Triggers of A Future ; 76’ – Present” exhibition in collaboration with Babalwa Solwandle (UWC, Mayibuye Archives) and Robben Island Mayibuye Archives (Cape Town, South Africa).