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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 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...

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 believes that farming needs an on-the-ground hands-on...

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Reserve Bank eases pressure on indebted farmers

Agricultural economist from the Western Cape department of agriculture explain how farmers are set to benefit from the country's unchanged repo rate of 3.5%.

More illegal booze on streets than legal wine and ciders

The alcohol sales bans over the last 15 months have not only plunged wine and barley farmers in crisis. Furthermore, the illicit trade sales by volume have now overtaken the entire combined wine and cider sectors.

‘Farm-to-fork start-up’ scoops FEED innovation prize

A week after he graduated with a Master’s degree, a software developer and his fellow FoodPrint co-founders were also announced as winners of the prestigious Inqola FEED Innovation Prize.

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

This Mpumalanga veggie farmer is a serial procrastinator, and they need some serious help before the spring planting season kicks off.

The Makoeles got the land, and they’re nurturing it!

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free State to meet father-and-son team Lehotla and Morapidi Makoele, who are continuing their family legacy.