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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a seed analyst

Finding a job after high school is tough. Dinah Pietersen (51) faced this struggle and leaped at the chance to work in the agri industry. Today, almost 26 years later she is...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an auctioneer

Ever wondered what happens at a livestock auction? It’s quite exciting and livestock auctioneers Athenkosi Denga and Soyama Mtongana (both 27), co-founders of Lizwe Meat in Peddie in the Eastern Cape, can...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a molecular scientist

Lorraine Mhoswa (35) is a molecular science intern at SciCorp Laboratories in Pietermaritzburg. As a young scientist she believes that young South Africans should “step up and take up space”. Mhoswa loves...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a fitter and turner

Hands-on, practical work is not always popular. If you are excited about creating new things, then becoming a fitter and turner like David Pieterse (63) is an untapped career path to...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a millwright

Today on AgriSETA Learner Connect we meet the 32-year-old Willem Liebenberg, a millwright at Rossgro Feeds operating in Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo. A millwright installs, dismantles, maintains, repairs, reassembles, and moves machinery...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a welder

Lengau Mothiane (35) is a welder and director of Horizon Southern Group. He worked himself up from a herd boy in the fields near Heilbron in the Free State to a...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a seed analyst

“A career in agriculture is a noble career. We are offered the opportunity to feed our nation, most importantly feeding the hungry”. These are the wise words of Viwe Ratiba (45)...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a tractor operator

Mbangiswa Robert Kheswa (33) is a tractor operator at Middenspruit Farm in Kroonstad in the Free State. He operates the machinery to plough, plant seeds, spray and harvest crops on the...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a scientific company’s big boss

Dr Tertia Erasmus (49) loves the diversity of working in agriculture and being being part of the food chain from the soil to our plates. Solving problems and finding solutions to enhance...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an agricultural consultant

Lieb Venter (63) dedicated his life to building South Africa’s agricultural industry, serving for 39 years as an agricultural or farming consultant. Venter is the current managing director of FarmVision, a network...

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