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From shepherd boy to commercial farmer

The farming bug bit Mahlatsi Manamela (39) when he was just 5 years old. Today, he farms with cotton, livestock and crops in a rural Limpopo village.

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How to start farming in 10 easy steps

Over the past few years there’s been an upsurge of young entrepreneurs who are embracing small-scale agriculture as a business and lifestyle alternative to hustling...

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One of the most persistent concerns in the minds of all dairy farmers is the issue of acidosis and bloating. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

Ask the vet: Mfethu, here’s how to prevent cow bloating

This week, an animal nutrition consultant helps a Food For Mzansi reader who struggles with bloating in dairy cows. High-yielding cows often suffer when from high-grain diets, but there are a few tips that will save the day.
This weekend's podcast, from left: Lindiwe Sibanda, Dawn Nomdoe, and Qinisani Qwabe. (Photo: Supplied/Food for Mzansi)

Podcast: ‘Africa can be nourished through nutritious foods’

Sustainability expert Professor Lindiwe Sibanda joins the Farmer’s Inside Track weekend podcast to share her thoughts on #WorldFoodDay. “We are feeding our bodies with junk. Where is this junk coming from?”
This week’s podcast features (from left) Given Ngwamba, Khaya Maloney, Noko Seboni, Kobus Mulder, Athenkosi Denga, and Carolien Samson. Photos: Supplied/Food for Mzansi.

Podcast: How dairy farmers can get into cheesemaking

Mzansi’s fave farmers’ podcast is back with a bang! This week, we help small-scale dairy farmers to get into cheesemaking. Plus, we explore the intricacies of the sugar industry and charcoal manufacturing.

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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.

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Food, glorious food! Grow it, savour it, share it

World Food Day will be celebrated on 16 October as a collective call to action against global hunger. Food brings us together; it is...

Recipe: Chef Amanda Manyatshe’s African risotto

It's the ultimate Italian comfort food – with an African twist. Instead of a silky and tricky arborio rice, chef Amanda Manyatshe makes her wonderfully original risotto with maize rice.

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The most adorable story you’ll read today. Fact!

This grade 8 learner’s future is so bright, he has to wear his shades! At 14, he is already farming with chickens and veggies in his parents’ backyard. His dream job? You’ll never guess… (No, it isn’t farming.)

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Recipe: Jan Braai’s baked bean bunny chow

Nothing screams South African like a good bunny chow. And although you never would have guessed that a master of meats would know his way around it, this spicy meat-free treat comes from none other than the famous Jan Braai.

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No jokes. Jan Braai is trying out some veggie options

Look, some of us are still recovering from the Heritage Day long weekend… But in typical Mzansi style, many of us are already planning our next braai. This time around, Jan Braai encourages us to throw some veggies on the grill.

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