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A guide to cannabis farming in Mzansi

Cannabis farming has great potential but prospective growers should be aware of the many legal obstacles that still limit their options.

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Artificial intelligence: from vineyard to shopping basket

From robots and drones helping winemakers optimise vineyard growth, to consumer-facing apps, the wine industry is taking on artificial intelligence in a big way....

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are you a future-focused farmer?

Here’s how to be a future-focused farmer

As a farmer you always need to think about the future, but are you future-focused? What qualities do you need to cultivate in order...
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Chicken farming: How to keep the litter clean and dry

Just getting your small chicken farm started? These are a fellow farmer's tips on keeping the litter from becoming a health hazard to your chicks.

Podcast: Technology the key to more efficient farming

Bringing the latest technology into their operations has many benefits for new farmers, says Francois le Grange, agri specialist at FarmSol. Le Grange is one of the guests on this week’s Farmer’s Inside Track podcast and explains how tech can bring about savings on the one hand and better yield on the other.

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From the petri dish to your table, cultured meat is coming

Our relationship with meat is complex. Many of us love how it tastes, but try not to think too much of how it reaches...

COVID-19

Farms in Limpopo double up as vaccination centres

Willing to play their part in the fight against Covid-19, farm owners in the Limpopo province are availing their farms as vaccination sites. They form part of a vaccination drive by the province’s MECs for health and agriculture and rural development.

Covid-19 vaccination: 500 farmworkers jabbed on farm

Cheered on by the Western Cape agriculture minister, more than 500 farmworkers were vaccinated against Covid-19 at a satellite health facility set up on a Wellington farm. “We need to achieve herd immunity and today is another critical step towards that goal,” said Dr Ivan Meyer.

LIFESTYLE

Boyhood dreams now reality for KZN executive chef

As a young boy, chef Zacharia Maseko was told that the kitchen is no place for a man. So, he flipped the script and became an executive chef.

Spruce up your patch of earth, plant these flowers now

What to plant in October: If you're toiling in the ground anyway, why not add a bit of colour? Here's what flowers to get into the soil as the days become warmer.

CHANGEMAKERS

‘YouTube vet’ Dr Nobs is a voice for the voiceless

With a budding YouTube channel and a deep passion for her community, veterinarian Dr Mukani Nobela is determined to make an impact.

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MZANSI RECIPES

Recipe: A temperamental yet easy-to-make fudge

Her Stellenbosch-based cakery, ’n Mondvol (“a mouthful"), is fast becoming known for its custom cakes and cupcakes. After many years, however, Andriette de la Harpe finally feels confident about her easy-to-make fudge recipe.

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Jumping ship for culinary success

Chasing dreams may be the greatest risk one could take, especially during these trying times. But the risk wasn't great enough to keep Katlego...

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