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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a packhouse manager

“Successful farming calls for working hard and having faith,” says Raphias Sithole (43). He is packhouse manager at Pinocchio’s Farms in Gauteng. He firmly...

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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...

KZN farmers offer life-changing opportunities to students

When commercial farmers in the Harry Gwala District in KwaZulu-Natal noticed that farm management students from the local college were forced to go from...

Fuel-price reprieve could stabilise rising input costs

The slight drop in the price of fuel is good news for farmers who are busy harvesting, says Paul Makube, a senior agricultural economist...

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...