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‘Start now, start small and grow gradually,’ says self-taught agripreneur

 With a little bit of creativity, social media savvy, and a can-do spirit, anything is possible. The 27-year-old Cape Town agripreneur Ncumisa Mkabile has...

So, what is ‘good hair’ anyway?

Healthy hair is relative, say women who have bid adieu to the old standards of beauty, turning to the soil instead for solutions to...

Looming export crisis threatens biggest blueberry harvest ever

With South Africa’s biggest crop of blueberries currently being harvested, producers are nervously watching the covid-19-related disruptions of ports and air travel with an...

‘Regenerative agriculture can herald a new dawn for Mzansi farmers’

Farmers, are you ready to re-think your place in the food system? It is necessary to give birth to new non-extractive, but empowering retail...

Natural capital: ‘Let’s put our money where our mouths are’

Instantly the blood is drained from the core of my being – syphoned on to the concrete floor. This leaves me paralysed at the...

The art of patience carries livestock farmer to rise above severe storms

What does it really feel like being a black person and to own land? Not just a small portion, but large amounts of it...

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COVID-19

Food safety not a worry with covid-19, says expert

Although much is yet to be learnt about covid-19 and the way it is distributed, it seems safe to say that it is not...

Didiza extends voucher dates in covid-19 support scheme again

The validity of covid-19 disaster support vouchers issued by government to small-scale and communal farmers has once again been extended due to supply chain...

Covid-19: Invest in small-scale farmers now for rural resilience

Small-scale farmers are extremely vulnerable to the covid-19 pandemic, but their role in a sustainable rural food system is crucial. Hamlet Hlomendlini, senior agricultural...

Agri labs to help clear covid-19 testing backlog

The agricultural sector is stepping forward to help with covid-19 testing to augment the capacity of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). In order to...

Covid-19: A life of shame and stigma in rural SA

As Mzansi descends into the eye of the covid-19 storm, another “pandemic” has reared its ugly head. Those infected by the coronavirus, especially in...

SA bleeding R4 bn due to tobacco sales ban

After 119 days of the covid-19 lockdown, the ban on the sale of tobacco products has now cost the country over R4 billion in...

LIFESTYLE

RECIPE: Roast chicken and vegetables

Old-fashioned roasted chicken is always a good idea for any lunch or dinner menu. Cape Town realtor and home cook Miranda Steduto shares one of her favourites, roasted sticky barbeque...

RECIPE: Koketso Khule’s Samp and Beans

Geography educator and cook Koketso Khule uses VAT-Free items almost daily in his cooking. As a student he regularly used VAT-exempt products as they...

Jozi chef is living out his wildest food dreams

“Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey ate my chakalaka!”  Umjita wa se Kasi (Kasi boy) turned gourmet chef, Katlego Sebastian Mlambo still has to pinch himself when he recalls serving former US president Barack Obama and legendary American talk show host and television producer - Oprah Winfrey an...

Nompilo Mathe may not be a pro, but she reigns in the kitchen

Nompilo Mathe is not a professional chef, but she reigns in the kitchen. Known as the queen of cooking on social media, she plans...

Young chef believes Mzansi needs more women in culinary sphere

Women have long reigned supreme in the kitchen and are an inspiration to many of Mzansi’s culinary giants. But the head chef at Wish...

9 great holiday reads to brighten up the festive season

Looking for a good book to snuggle up with these holidays, or do you need a gift idea for someone's Christmas stocking? #TeamFoodForMzansi rounded...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: 3 Heritage Day meat recipes

Heritage Day, which has over time morphed into “Braai Day”, is a lot about eating. While this is not something we are complaining about...

RECIPE: A springtime breakfast

Don’t know what to do with the leftover braai meat from the night before? Chef Mynhardt Joubert has just the well-thought-out solution for you. Why...

RECIPE: Oh, my gnocchi!

Let the spring times roll as you usher in the new season with a challenge and try out Eatourial chef Karabo Benevolent Leeuw’s recipe...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Heritage day, when we gather around fires and food

24 September marks Heritage Day – a national holiday with one message in mind: let us celebrate our diversity as a nation and embrace...

Station Street Kitchen, full steam ahead

From small eateries to major conglomerates, the tide of the covid-19 pandemic was unrelentless in its damage to businesses. But chef and owner of...

WIN this Heritage Day

Big news, Mzansi, we are launching a new e-mailer on Monday! Big cheers! Through the Mzansi Flavour weekly digest we will share some of...

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LATEST ARTICLES

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 1 October 2020

As we wave goodbye to September and welcome a brand-new month, here are three things to look forward to happening in Mzansi’s agricultural sector...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a cellar master

“To make good wine is a job, to make great wine is an art”, says Charles Williams cellar master at De Toren Private Cellar...

Cannabis: A rush to corporate capture?

Finance minister Tito Mboweni expects the newly legal cannabis industry to pour an estimated R4 billion into the government’s dwindling tax coffers while simultaneously...

International agreement heralds new dawn for food waste practices

In a bid to adhere to the United Nation’s sustainable development goal to halve global food waste by 2030, the Consumer Goods Council of...

Genomic test can help SA dairy farmers pick the most productive herd

Dairy farmers in South Africa can now do a genomic test on their heifers that enables them to select a healthier herd and improve...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 30 September 2020

We have reached the last day of September and we're celebrating with an exciting webinar and a virtual workshop on agriculture-related topics. On the agenda...

SA National Young Wine Show results slipped in overnight…

A wooded Ruby Cabernet from Badsberg in the Breedekloof near Worcester clinched the coveted General Smuts Trophy as overall SA Champion Young Wine for...

Grobank, Access Bank in ‘gateway to Africa transaction’

With its 73-year-old history in banking services, Grobank has this evening announced an exciting development set to connect key African markets following a R400...

NC farmer flips disadvantage into opportunity

“Are you listening?” livestock farmer Matshidiso “Boer Bae” Parage (24) asks enthusiastically. “The cattle are lowing! They are lowing!” she shouts over the phone drowning...

Food safety not a worry with covid-19, says expert

Although much is yet to be learnt about covid-19 and the way it is distributed, it seems safe to say that it is not...

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Here’s the official lockdown permit for essential services

This article contains a link to the official permit farmers and their workers will have to carry with them during the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown...

He’s only 19, but already a successful livestock farmer

“Farming is in me, it runs in my blood and my veins. I am a farmer by birth,” confidently declares Thabo Dithakgwe (19), one...

‘Government didn’t help us. The farmers did!’

It rained carrots, cauliflowers, onions, potatoes and butternuts in many poverty-stricken communities of the Western Cape this morning when three agricultural organisations joined forces...

Finally, alcohol industry gets good news from National Treasury

A request by the alcohol industry for the suspension of excise tax levied on alcoholic beverages amounting to R5,1 billion has been granted by...