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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an agricultural engineer

Pranesh Moodley knew he wanted to be engineer, it was just a question of what kind. Should he be a civil or mechanical engineer,...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a mycologist

Dr Riana Jacobs-Venter received her first microscope from her grandfather when she was twelve. She fondly remembers all the hours she spent examining soil,...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an agricultural engineer

Agricultural engineer Thabo Mavundza starts his work day with a good cup of coffee and a laugh. Being an agricultural engineer was his dream...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a human resources executive

You don’t always have to work in the scorching sun or pelting rain havesting crops if you want to work in agriculture. You can...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a bioinformatician

Do you like to solve maths problems and are you excited about computer coding? Maybe you would like to work in agriculture as a...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a nematologist

“Agriculture is linked to one of society’s basic needs, the need for sustenance,” says Dr Mariette Marais (57), a nematologist at the Agricultural Research Council’s...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a biotechnologist

Biotechnologist Thandekile Moganedi (29) sees going to work daily as more than a job. “I’m able to directly impact people’s lives by feeding the...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a feed mill manager

Andries Bezuidenhout has worked diligently for the last 32 years of his life to advance Mzansi’s agri sector. He is indispensable as a feed...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a plant pathologist

Have you ever wondered how and why plants die? Maybe you are curious about the different plant diseases? Read on, this might be a...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a biotechnologist

Ensuring that we enjoy fresh farm produce is not only done on the farm. Annelize Treurnich (29) is one of the people who takes...

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Increase productivity by reducing presenteeism at work

In this week’s HEALTH SQUARED Agri Update on Food For Mzansi, we discuss a workplace phenomenon often swept under the mat. It’s called presenteeism....

Former security guard found prosperity in pig farming

Former security guard Noncedo Khawuleza-Ndzawuse started farming three years ago with only three pigs. Today she has 30. Khawuleza-Ndzawuse says she quit her security guard...

Mechanisation: Lessons learned from four African countries

Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa. Although up to 90% of farmers still rely on manual labour or working animals, this is...

Meet the Olympian rower who, in the end, chose farming

Despite being a junior Olympian, there was never any doubt that Paul Lombard would, one day, end up in agriculture. After all, both his...

Farmers must brace themselves for surging feed prices

Producers anticipate that consumers will have to pay more for red meat sometime this year based on rising animal feed prices, which are already...