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Side hustle: Couple grow along with their chicken farm

For a good eleven years now, Lebohang (32) and Dumisane Dhludhlu (38) have been in friendship, partnership and, most importantly, marriage. They’re poultry farmers...

The gospel of farming according to Phikolomzi Dlamini

Phikolomzi Qinisa Dlamini from Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal was fortunate to find his passion when he was very young. The 23-year-old farm manager made the...

Agriculture can greatly benefit from ‘a woman’s touch’

This week on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Nomathamsanqa Dyonase, founder of Nomady Training and Development. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we're highlighting some of...

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...

Side hustle: How teacher became egg farmer in lockdown

After his initial business idea of selling fast foods fell through in 2018 due to inadequate market research, Ntoampe Mashamaite (29) from Polokwane, Limpopo...

How to farm without land (and a vehicle of your own!)

When Khanyile Langa from Qonce in the Eastern Cape saw the opportunity to unleash his entrepreneurial capabilities at the age of 22, he grabbed...

R1.4 million up for grabs for top young agripreneur

This year’s GoGettaz competition aims to expand the community of agripreneurs to providing them with access to education, mentorship and investment networks as they...

Wine experts share ‘story of hope’ with new farmers

South Africa's wine industry has faced an extraordinary number of challenges over the course of the past year, but low points often make space...

How Mokgadi traded heels for gumboots to build a legacy

In this week's #SoilSistas feature we travel to rural Limpopo to meet farmer and environmental management scientist Mokgadi Manamela. She was selected for Corteva...

Rural kid makes good on international agri stage

Many great people can claim relatively humble beginnings, compared to the great heights they end up reaching. Dr Siphe Zantsi, a South African agricultural...

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SoilSistas: How Makhoa answered the call of the land

This week on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Nobuntu Makhoa, founder of Ba ha Makhoa. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we’re highlighting some...

How to keep your cattle healthy (and happy!) this winter

As a communal farmer near the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Ixopo, Thabo Cele understands his responsibility in helping his cattle get through winter in...

Mpumalanga reels after ‘illegal hunters’ kill farmer

A 58-year-old farmer was found dead near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga. He may have died at the hands of individuals who were unlawfully hunting with...

What SA agriculture needs from international trade

The agriculture sector is not only crucial for ensuring food security, but also the main source of African livelihoods. Yet, despite its potential, the...

Cannabis boom could turn around Malawi economy

Malawi might soon switch to high-growth crops like cannabis, confirmed the country’s president, Lazarus Chakwera. This, after its leading foreign exchange earner, tobacco, was...