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Young robot designer inspired new ViroGOLD hand sanitiser range

An 11-year-old entrepreneur from Paarl in the Western Cape now boasts his own sketch on a hand sanitiser range following an earlier Food For...

Tourism Month: Farmers eagerly anticipate a blooming flower season

Tourist operators throughout the country have hit the ground running and have welcomed an influx of visitors. In an effort to revive the battered tourism...

Dreamers take hands to turn dump into food garden

It is six in the morning and the wind feels like it has a personal vendetta against four men who are braving the cold...

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...

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...

Contract grower model ‘fails smallholder poultry farmers’

Kayalethu Sotsha, senior agricultural economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) reveals vital information about South Africa’s poultry industry. Sotsha used the Smallholder Market...

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WATCH: Digitised agritech solutions

You’ve probably heard the term digitisation before, but have you ever heard it connected to agriculture? The agri sector’s current digital environment offers a...

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

Giyani-born DJ keeps people dancing to his food beats

Cooking and music are one and the same, says Paul Hlaisi, a Limpopo-born cook and food consultant who, every now and then, also hits the decks as a part-time DJ. He...

RECIPE: The Glam Chef’s flapjacks

Thandi Maphai believes “we eat with our eyes first” and that appearance when cooking is everything. The young chef is always glammed up and she’s widely known by many...

How to make Chef Nono’s ‘ginger beer with a twist’

South African cooking sensation Nono Mtshali might hold a degree in linguistics, but in her heart of hearts she's a chef - slowly but...

RECIPE: Beef Wellington with Red Wine Jus

Dr Philile Mdletshe is determined to make healthy living easy. The 39-year-old practising medical doctor has married her love for food and cooking with...

Dynamic Chef Pholosho Matondolo making waves in the culinary world

As a pescatarian, Pholosho Matondolo may not eat any meat except fish, but she cooks up a mean pork stew! Matondolo grew up in Seshego...

Sebastian Newman always knew his future would be filled with food

A sweet Sunday obsession in the kitchen turned out to be the stepping stone for Sebastian Newman’s skyrocketing culinary career. The 23-year-old chef, food...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Thuto Mahlangu’s chicken soup

Nutritious, big on flavour and easy to prepare, chef Thuto Mahlangu’s chicken soup has all the makings of a cozy meal idea for the...

RECIPE: No bake Biscoff, chocolate and mascarpone tart

Sweet, rich, and minimal effort, Saadiyah Hendricks shares her decadent recipe for a no bake Biscoff, chocolate and mascarpone tart. Bursting with flavour and ripe...

RECIPE: Ingrid Jones’ bobotie

Hearty? Check. Equally comforting? Check. Bobotie definitely ticks all the right boxes if you’re stressed about what to put on your table this weekend. This...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Who doesn’t love good food and good art?

Food is an intimate form of art compared to others in its ability to incorporate all the senses, believes Thuto Mahlangu (25). Chefs are the...

Life is a balancing act that takes a lifetime to master

For food blogger Saadiyah Hendricks (31), baking is an act of creative freedom and a channel of self-empowerment. In fact, the Cape Town-based recipe developer...

‘Simply put, food connects worlds’

Food connects and is an act of human expression that goes beyond its textbook definition. It is an act of communion that embodies culture,...

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Tobacco industry asks, ‘What is Cosatu smoking?’

The South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance (SATTA) has condemned the call by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) for a 100% increase...

Farmer walked in his dad’s footsteps, pushing further

This is a pure case of entrepreneurial history repeating itself. That’s exactly what you learn when in conversation with Free State farmer, Petrus Ranko...

Five things happening in SA agriculture today, 28 October 2020

Food plays a vital role in our lives and contributes to the livelihoods of many people in the agriculture sector. Join us as we...

Rapper turned farmer Mo’Molemi lives up to his name

You may know him for Motswako hits such as “Footprints” and “A Sia”, but these days the acclaimed Motswako rapper Motlapele “Mojo Man” Morule,...

Can 4th Industrial Revolution enable regenerative farming?

Dr Naudé Malan, senior lecturer in development studies at the University of Johannesburg believes the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) has the potential to intensify the...

Rural violence: Most rapists on farms go free

Rape and gender-based violence on farms is an aspect of rural safety and security that is mostly overshadowed by brutal farm attacks and killings....

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 27 October 2020

We know that collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa and on Food For Mzansi’s watchlist today is a promising conference and...

West Coast rock lobster allowable catch slashed

The total allowable catch for West Coast rock lobster is almost a quarter down from last year, the department of environment, forestry and fisheries...

Freezing northern winter a boost for SA stone fruits

The effects of a devastating winter on the northern hemisphere’s stone fruit production could pose a very lucrative opportunity for South African producers. This comes...

North West farmer leaves the family farm to set out on her own

In Brits in the North West, a large town known for the production of citrus, vegetable and grain, Ipeleng Kwadi has decided to leave...

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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...