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Bayer SA celebrates agricultural sales excellence

The wait is finally over. No less than 55 winners of Bayer South Africa’s Annual Sales Awards were revealed at a glitzy awards ceremony...

Indigenous Pedi tea from ‘the Garden of Eden’ takes organic market...

Nondumiso Phaahla, 56, remembers how her parents would show deep gratitude when she makes tea for them. “It was a big thing!” she says. ...

Now the Chinese are going gaga for African foods

When he first set foot off the plane, a young Chinese boy approached him. The boy wanted to rub his finger against him to...

‘God has plans for me,’ proclaims award-winning agriculturist

As a township girl, the 27-year-old Lerato Senakhomo never dreamt of becoming a farmer. In fact, she hated the idea. Today she is an...

How Siphiwe became a praise singer for African foods

As a young girl, Siphiwe Sithole dreamed of being a singer. Images of gracing the international stages of the world, her gift for song...

Zozo grows farmers through the Masakhane project

In the fishing town of Gansbaai in the Western Cape, the Masakhane Community Farm and Training Centre is slowly but surely empowering community members with farming knowledge. Zokhanyo "Zozo" Bikani...

LIFESTYLE

Love your skin with a homemade oatmeal facemask

You might be able to hide a few body flaws like a scar on your leg or stretch marks on the hips, but hiding bad facial...

The idiot’s guide to looking like a whole snack in 2019

As a slightly chubby teen, I became obsessed with diets when I was just in grade 10. I devoured diet literature, because I badly...

Xoliswa chases her culinary dream one day at a time

As a 14-year-old, Xoliswa Mngqibisa started invading her mother’s kitchen with her own cooking inventions. This has given her a great advantage to build...

Weird mushroom facts we bet you didn’t know

One of the great things about mushrooms is that they're in season all year long. They're also a great source of vitamins D and B and, above all,...

You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted Thembeka’s chicken wings

There are many ways to communicate, and cooking is one of them, says Thembeka Sibanyoni the 28-year-old star of Tee’s Cooking Addiction, a leading...

Variety of milk options leave SA spoilt for choice

Choosing an everyday grocery essential like milk is not always the easiest thing to do. South Africans are really spoilt for choice, whether we...

We are cray cray about potatoes – and it’s a good...

South Africans love potatoes. Fact. Potato salad is the archetypal side-dish for braais. Our fish-and-chips shops would be nothing without “slaptjips”, slathered with salt...

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...

‘Coffee is my first love, but you can be my second’

A good cup of coffee can actually leave you weak in the knees, and at a loss for words with a high temperature. Seriously....

The rise (and rise!) of Mzansi’s craft beer movement

Five years ago, the term “craft beer” could easily have been mistaken for a swear word or an upper-class sangoma’s attempt at making ginger beer. Since...

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...

Why little-understood indigenous foods are great for your health

South Africa has a diverse range of indigenous food crops which are not only a rich source of nutrition, but also good for preventing...

HIGHLIGHTS

VKB mentor planting seeds of hope and opportunity in new farmers

Selflessness has become a scarce trait amongst many. However, altruism is certainly synonymous with Francois Crause who has been mentoring new farmers for the...

How a 61-year-old started farming with just two seed packets

A 61-year-old organic farmer, Thembeni Eunice Nxumalo, whose genes are stubbornly resilient towards ageism and wrinkles, lives on Althea farming plot, 11km away from...

‘Food is a great unifier,’ believes leading agri-preneur

While other learners in her grade 11 secondary school year responded with unsurprising answers to questions posed by a teacher about their career ambitions,...

‘Spinach Lady’ inspired by agri careers

In Magaliesburg in Gauteng the Farmers Choice founder, Andile Matukane, is known as “the Spinach Lady”. Both her parents are teachers and farming never...

Former taxi boss well on his way to commercial farming

Growing up on a farm in Heilbron in the Free State, Paul Mvelekweni Malindi had some experience with livestock. However, moving into the world of modern farming...

Thusong Projects building skills for a sustainable future

Imagine an initiative that creates jobs, improves food security, restores human dignity and cares for animals, all at the same time. Thusong Projects does...

Believe it or not, your make-up actually has agricultural roots

For years women have built their confidence on how they look and how they feel about themselves. In addition, through the usage of cosmetics,...

Ongoing drought leaves farmers, agri-workers crippled

South African farmers continue to battle a crippling drought which many believe could be the worst since 1988. Not only are farmers suffering the...

Stone fruit season has just arrived – and the fruits are...

Stone fruit season is here! Be prepared to see them everywhere – at the shop, in your house and eventually in your mouth. Why?...

Let’s get cheesy with Kobus Mulder! All your cheese questions answered…

You might be forgiven for not knowing your ricotta from your parmesan. Let’s face it. Not too long ago, most South Africans mainly ate...

Opportunities abound for black winemakers, but what about ownership?

With the South African economy still in a tight spot, perhaps the best opportunity lies in being a disruptive winemaker with a vengeance for...

The story of an atypical farmer driven by purpose

Charles Back had an unusual response to a farm attack that almost killed him. Unusual because he refused to let it start a race-based...

Farming is a woman’s world, after all

Alfreda Mars (50) fulfilled her father's legacy by running her own flourishing farm in the Swartland region of the Western Cape. All she knew...

How Tawfeeq Brinkhuis cracked the egg market

Growing up on his family’s farm in Schaapkraal, Philippi it was Tawfeeq Brinkhuis’ job to collect freshly laid eggs, and nurture and feed the...

‘Farming brothers’ inspire with mentorship relationship

“Brotherhood is not based on the colour of your skin,” says Bishop Hlony Radebe, a black Free State farmer, about his mentorship relationship with...