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From selling fish and chips to running two farming enterprises

When 24-year-old Njabulo Mbokane did her final year at Carolina Academic school in 2013, she had no idea what career path she would follow....

Former paratrooper is now an ethical food warrior

It’s safe to say that young farmer Robert Patson is a bit of an adventure junkie. As a boy growing up in North Pine in Cape Town he was always on a quest. However, Patson’s journey...

Forestry farmer makes his first million by 27

Forestry farmer Musawenkosi Kubheka believes newcomers in the agricultural industry can survive and even thrive in forestry in Mzansi. The 29-year-old farmer from Newcastle,...

25-year-old farmer says there can be success after failing matric

Ask any teenager and they’ll tell you: failing your matric exams could easily be perceived as the worst thing to ever happen. But for...

Farmer’s love for soil led him back to the promised land

As a budding scientist, a young Morgan Brand could never imagine that one day he would end up back on his father’s farm as,...

LIFESTYLE

Back to school lunchbox ideas from a working mom

Not only does Philile Mdletshe balance life as a medical doctor, wife, and a kickass mom that prepares lip-smacking meals for her family, she...

RECIPE: Malva Pudding

Chef and food stylist Sebastian Newman has worked on numerous popular television shows, including Expresso and Top Billing. The sweet-toothed 23-year-old regularly features a...

Good news: chocolate can be great for your health

Everyone loves chocolate, or at least knows someone who adores it. For many years we were told to avoid chocolate for a number of...

Liewe Lulu: I’m ready for love, but…

Unlucky In Love (26) from Bothaville, Free State writes... To say the least, my luck with the ladies has been bad. In the past everything...

RECIPE: The Healthy Big South African Breakfast

Ulla Pakendorf-Loubser, who is also a health coach, took us all the way to the farm with a healthy South African farmstyle breakfast of...

Sugar: The Bittersweet Story

For the past 10 years, the debate about the health hazards of sugar has been raging locally and globally. This comes as no surprise...

CHANGEMAKERS

Limitations only make this economist more determined to succeed

For generations, black women in Mzansi have been rocks during times of adversity, often paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps. This is what inspired Grain SA junior agricultural economist Ikageng Maluleke to actively seek out her place in a predominantly male dominated industry.   The 30-year-old says growing...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Jabulile’s creamy chicken livers

Poultry meat is undeniably one of the most cherished meats around the world. From head to toe people not only enjoy the outer, meaty bits...

RECIPE: Chef Cebo’s saucy amawotwana

It doesn't matter whether you call it walkie talkies, amawotwana or maotwana a koko. Chicken feet is a traditional township delicacy. Many local and...

RECIPE: Braised oxtail and garlic mash will have you asking for more

The fragrant smell of herbed, braised red meat on a Sunday afternoon gives your home a warm, comforting feeling. Oxtail is a cut of...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Jabulile Dube unwinds in the kitchen

Cooking is meditation with the promise of a good meal afterwards, believes Jabulile Dube, a financial advisor turned food blogger and caterer living in...

‘Hot sauce pioneer’ makes culinary magic

Borders and limitations do not exist for Kwa-Zulu Natal-born chef Nomcebo Ndlela. In her eight years as a professional chef, the 27-year-old has made...

Government learnership empowers young chef

While many fret and wrack their brains about what to do after obtaining their matric certificates, taking the road less travelled helped 22-year-old Patience...

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Farmer attributes his career to God, favour and discipline

Growing up in the town of Saron in the Western Cape, surrounded by agriculture, Warren Bam always intended on joining Mzansi’s agri-industry. But it...

Liewe Lulu: Is my man a leech?

Piggy Bank (35) from Malmesbury in the Western Cape writes… Working as a chicken farmer, I already have so much on my plate. Day to day...

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...

RECIPE: Chakalaka, as enjoyed by Barack Obama

Marabi Club  head Chef Katlego Mlambo  recalls  one of the most memorable highlights  of his 10-year career  as the day Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and...

WATCH: Don’t focus on race, but rather on producing quality

The pressure that Mzansi's farmers and agripreneurs have to endure to put food on our tables is immense. And in this week’s Farmer’s Inside...

PODCAST: Urban rooftop farmer is turning Hillbrow green

We’re gearing up for Season 2 of the Farmer's Inside Track podcast, so we’re taking a little break. While we’re finishing off the brand-new...

BREAKING: AGDA to channel R25 billion investment into SA agriculture

The Agriculture Development Agency (AGDA), which was officially launched moments ago, is set to change the face of South African agriculture through investments worth...

Young farmer’s passion helps him weather the storm

The inspiring example of his subsistence farmer father and a leg up from a mentor was all this 32-year-old KwaZulu-Natal farmer needed. That, and his own passionate drive and hunger to succeed in...

SONA 2020: Agriculture leaders welcome ‘greater realism’

Agricultural pundits responded fairly positively to pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address (SONA), welcoming many of the announcements and clarifications he provided...

Master brewer sees a fizzing future for African beer

The craft brewing industry boasts many passionate women who are shining in this male-dominated industry across Mzansi. But there is one jewel in the...

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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...

Motsepe announces multi-billion rand fund for black farmers

Billionaire businessman Dr Patrice Motsepe says there are high-level discussions with, amongst others, the Motsepe Foundation and banks to launch a multi-billion rand fund...

How a Free State farmer brought his dying land back from the brink

Danie Slabbert (39) might look like a typical farmer, but his forbearers are probably turning in their graves questioning his unconventional farming methods. This...

‘Let us all grow big,’ says Jozi’s first Nigerian farmer

Edward Wisdom (48) is originally from the southeast of Nigeria. Since coming to South Africa in 1994 he has carved out a niche for...