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Side hustle: How teacher became egg farmer in lockdown

After his initial business idea of selling fast foods fell through in 2018 due to inadequate market research, Ntoampe Mashamaite (29) from Polokwane, Limpopo...

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Former security guard found prosperity in pig farming

Former security guard Noncedo Khawuleza-Ndzawuse started farming three years ago with only three pigs. Today she has 30. Khawuleza-Ndzawuse says she quit her security guard...

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Aquaculture: Five tips to get started

Fish farming, or aquaculture, is a big hype in South Africa right now. With fish being considered more sustainable protein, in terms of health, affordability and environmental impact, it’s no...
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New farmers: What to do when looking for a farm

You’re ready to fulfill your dream of farming the land. So it’s time to look for a farm. But how? And where do you...
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Farmers: Here’s how to prevent foot rot in cattle

Watch out cattle breeders, allowing your cattle to stand or walk in wet and muddy areas for prolonged periods of time may not be...

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COVID-19

Alcohol bans: ‘Why did govt. disregard expert advice?’

The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (SALBA) wants to understand why, despite opposing recommendations by the department of health, government imposed a complete...

Millions availed for struggling hospitality businesses

Just more than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic first hit Mzansi, black-owned hospitality businesses can finally apply for much-needed funding. This could be...

Malnutrition is ‘a slow violence against our children’

The triple burden of malnutrition has cast a long shadow on children and their futures, robbing them of health and wellbeing, condemning them to...

Battling Covid-19 in a rural community

The Xhora Mouth area of the Eastern Cape is about 100km from Mthatha by car. The first 60km is a sporadically potholed tar road,...

‘A school of refuge amid Covid-19’

It is back to school today for more than 12 million learners. Many are anxious after a recent spike in Covid-19 infections and death....

Garlic prices too high? Plant your own!

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that the past few months have seen record-high prices of immune boosting foods such as...

LIFESTYLE

Farmer torn between career and motherhood

Compromising mother hen in Bloemfontein writesI gave birth to a beautiful baby boy just four months ago. I am 35 and would like to...

So, how fresh are frozen veggies?

There is a common belief that fresh is best and buying frozen veggies is a cop-out, but this is certainly not the case on...

Recipe: Quick and easy quiche

Get real, Mzansi, even for a kitchen goddess cooking on busy weeknights and lazy weekends can be such a schlep.  Frozen, raw foods are no...

Farmer’s past comes back to haunt her

Spooked from Tarlton in Gauteng writes… I went on three dates with a Tinder match and thought things were going well. We texted and talked...

No, it’s never too late to enjoy boeber, a Ramadan treat

Have you ever heard a Muslim person say they are “oppie berg”? The term is often used by Muslims in particularly the Western Cape to refer to...

Chef’s dreams come to life in Joburg eatery

It is no secret that the impact of Covid-19 disruptions nearly decimated the global hospitality industry. Lockdown and restrictive regulations proved true the adage, “only...

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Recipe: Extra cheesy loaded fries

Mzansi’s temperatures are beginning to drop and the cold nip in the air calls for a little comfort and indulgence. Sowetan chef Siyabonga Ngwenya’s comes...

Recipe: Make this seared salmon showstopper

With our work schedules picking back up it is safe to say we do not have time to break a sweat in the kitchen...

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The sushi chef who also loves chicken neck stew

Taking the culinary road less travelled saw Henrico Sampson (40) transition from apprentice teppanyaki chef to opening his own sushi takeout business in the...

How a Bob Marley hit inspired Vuyo’s township pesto

“Give the slum a try now,” Vuyo Mayesa (40) hums at the end of the telephone line. These are not just the lyrics of...

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Jobs Fund: Open high-value opportunities to smallholders

Developing a sustainable agriculture sector means growing both the farm and the farmer, writes head of the Jobs Fund Najwah Allie-Edries, the same level of effort...

Accelerate water management to boost food production

“We realised the importance of accelerating integrated water resources management efforts to decrease stress on food production, water supply and sanitation services. Source protection for...

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