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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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What farmers should know about workplace injuries

In a brand-new monthly feature, Stephan Pietersen from Work Accident Support answers some of the most pressing farmers’ questions. This month, he discusses the...
Do you want to jump start your career in agriculture with an internship? Here are five tips to landing an internship in agriculture, and five agri internships for you to apply for. Photo: Food For Mzansi

Your guide to landing an agriculture internship

If you have just graduated from high school or from a higher education institution and are considering making a career in agriculture, landing an internship in the sector could...
This week’s podcast features (from left) Nicole Ludolph, Thomas Keet, Thalitha Zondi, Noluthando Ngcakani, Morena Khashane, Colin Steenhuisen, and Ares Ferrigni. Photos: Supplied/Food for Mzansi.

Podcast: Inside the avian influenza outbreak

Colin Steenhuisen, interim manager of the egg organisation of the South African Poultry Association, joins the Farmer’s Inside Track podcast to shed light on...

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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

Recipe: Three recipes to celebrate Hummus Day

It’s International Hummus Day, and if you don’t already have this tasty vegan spread in your fridge, you are missing out big time. Our...

Zuma loved Shanon’s local bites

It has taken resilience for Shanon Peters to build his career as a chef. He has cooked for Serena Williams and former pres. Jacob Zuma.

Recipe: Saffron risotto with veal stew

Making risotto doesn't have to be a challenge. Just follow this guide by head chef Shanon Peters for a tasty saffron risotto.

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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Growing medicine: Former nurse finds healing in the soil

Farming had been embedded into Busisiwe Mgangxela’s DNA before she was even born. On her mother’s side, Mgangxela (60) recalls that her grandfather, Albert Mahobe,...

Govt. buys Ventersdorp farm for evicted workers

Families evicted from the Blesbokfontein Farm in Ventersdorp, North West, two months ago, have been living in two municipal halls. Some of the evictees...

Confessions: Farmer’s bae stuck in honeypot

Torn and cornered from Mahikeng writes Liewe LuluMy girl’s best friend came to my house very upset recently after another incident of her bae cheating...

Karoo learners discover A to Z of study opportunities

Learners in the Karoo village of Murraysburg got exposure to hundreds of different agricultural and other careers showcased at an exciting expo hosted by...

Prioritise national biodiversity policy, pleads SA Hunters

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) believes a high-level government report has highlighted the need for a national biodiversity policy...

Agri SA calls on Didiza to probe ‘farm hijackings’

Agri SA has called on agriculture, land reform and rural development minister Thoko Didiza to investigate the “hijacking of farms for personal gain” following...

‘Serious intervention’ to boost black farmers – Didiza

Agriculture, land reform and rural development minister Thoko Didiza has called for a “serious intervention” to increase the contribution of black commercial-scale farmers in...

2021 wine grape harvest deemed to be excellent

This year's wine grape harvest has been one of the latest to start, and the longest. This, however, has resulted in "an excellent concentration...

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