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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a veterinary parasitologist

Herding cattle and working the lands on his grandfather’s communal farm as a young boy is how Dr Munyaradzi Christopher Marufu fell in love...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a junior silo manager

Brandon Klippies Smit grew up on a wheat farm a few kilometeres outside Porterville in the Western Cape. Here his love for agriculture was...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a soil scientist

“Don’t treat soils like dirt!” warns Dr Garry Paterson, a soil scientist and researcher at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). A degree in geography...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an agricultural extension officer

Maboloka Jonas Chip liaises daily between farmers, government and the private sector. Working as an agricultural extension officer, a big part of his job...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a plant breeder

You don’t have to live on a farm to pursue a career in agriculture. Dr Adré Minnaar-Ontong (43) is a senior lecturer and head...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an irrigation engineer

Isobel van der Stoep (45) had to break down many stereotypes in Mzansi’s agricultural sector as a female agricultural engineer. Never wanting an office...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a veterinary epidemiologist

North Africa's loss was South Africa's gain. And just as well because we have a critical shortage of veterinary epidemiologists, and the nation is...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a plant breeder

Dr Zelda Bijzet (54) yearned to be a pharmaceutical researcher when she graduated from high school. But, at the time, women were not able to...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a microbiologist and plant pathologist

Nongcebo Sandra Memela (32) never doubted her field of study or career choice. She’s always loved science, and today she is a microbiologist and...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a veterinarian

If you're the type person who can get excited about relocating two elephant bulls to a new reserve, listen up. It might be worth...

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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...