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Winery bets big on empowering women

Do you believe that there is a distinct power in a woman’s touch? There is a winery in the Western Cape that holds firm...

Create your own legacy and pass the baton, says cash crop farmer

If you happen to visit one of the supermarkets in the Bushbuckridge area and walk by the vegetable aisle you will likely find a variety of fresh vegetables grown by a resilient 35-year-old...

Farm killings take food away from our tables, says new SACAU leader

Noluthando Ngcakani speaks to veteran farmer and agricultural leader Phenias Gumede, who firmly believes that the notion of 'being spread too thinly' does not...

He started successful poultry farm after watching a YouTube video

One day in 2019 Emmanuel Gumede was on his cell phone watching YouTube videos when he stumbled upon a video about the back-yard broiler business. He was captivated by what he saw.  He did some digging and the...

‘Young people, let the egos go,’ says young street entrepreneur

It is 05:00 in the morning at a busy Johannesburg taxi rank. At the rank, busy street vendors have already set up shop, among...

So, what is ‘good hair’ anyway?

Healthy hair is relative, say women who have bid adieu to the old standards of beauty, turning to the soil instead for solutions to...

The art of patience carries livestock farmer to rise above severe storms

What does it really feel like being a black person and to own land? Not just a small portion, but large amounts of it...

No ‘bluetooth farmers’ needed, says young cattleman

Near Bloemfontein in the Free State lies a 700-hectare farm, mostly grazed by cattle, sheep and goats. The sizeable land is home to over...

Respected scientist wins the hearts of farmers and Mother Nature

Women who want the whole package – an enviable career, husband, children, fulfilment – seldom find a rural environment able to provide. But Dr...

Struggling NW goat farmer dreams of going commercial

In Ganyesa, North West the 30-year-old Neo Leburu has been toiling passionately under the umbrella of agriculture. She has been a goat farmer for...

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Rural violence: ‘If you speak out, you starve’

The conviction rate in incidents of gender-based violence and femicide are abysmally low in rural communities, says activist Bronwyn Litkie (35). Apart from a lack...

Liewe Lulu: What is marriage material?

Matrimonially Shunned from Kimberley in the Northern Cape writes… Liewe Lulu, I have been ghosted yet again. Third time in a row for me, sis. I met...

Kwanalu hands over safety and security memorandum to SAPS

In a response to the escalation in farm related violence the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) has handed over a safety and security memorandum to...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 25 September 2020

Good morning, Mzansi. We have come to the end of the week and there is no better way to end off than with a...

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...