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‘Be consistently passionate,’ advises North West cattle farmer

Night fades into morning light when livestock farmer Tumelo Olifant (30) begins his daily routine. Farming can be riveting work on most days, he...

Farmers breathe a sigh of relief as covid-19 vouchers’ validity extended

Smallholder farmers who have benefitted from the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development’s (DALRRD) R1.2 billion covid-19 relief fund say they can...

Organic gardener takes on food insecurity one garden at a time

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” This is the saying an organic gardener is living to do his bit in transforming the state of food insecurity in the townships of the Eastern Cape.   The 66-year-old former teacher has created more than 100 sustainable...

New body to stand up for black poultry farmers

The Afasa Poultry Producers National Poultry Task Team (APP-NPTT), a new representative body created by poultry farmer members of the African Farmers Association of...

Thousands lifted through innovative KZN land project

Nokuthula Gcabashe (70) and Thulile Elsie Mzimela (63) from Mbongolwane, a small town in the green hills of King Cetshwayo District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal,...

‘You cannot sit all day,’ says award-winning Free State farmer

As income levels continue to rise in South Africa, the preference for meat products from local sources is set to keep increasing. This is...

From struggling farmer to mentor

Armed with a bit of spare cash after working as a United Nations peacekeeper in Burundi, Gene Likhanya, chief executive officer of Madimbo Mac’s Pty, returned to South Africa...

Hlalefang vows, ‘I’m going to hustle until I get it right”

For the 35-year-old Hlalefang Mzingwane farming simply is a magical experience. The 267 ha of land she owns at the foot of the Aasvoëlberg, near the...

‘The world doesn’t owe you anything,’ says newly appointed CEO

For the newly appointed CEO of Fruit South Africa, Fhumulani Ratshitanga, hard work, discipline, focus and respect were the building bricks at the foundation of her success.  "I never let my gender or the colour of my skin undermine my...

Spreading the spirit of Ubuntu through olive oil

These days, many people refer to Loyiso Manga as the new face of South African olive oil. But, truth be told, his journey to...

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Food clubs: Let’s turn the tables on SA’s deteriorating health

Sick people get sicker much easier and much faster than healthy people. It is really that simple. Once the first line of defence in...

Young coffee roaster plans to uplift smallholder farmers in Mzansi and...

At the beginning of 2007, Mhlengi Ngcobo was just another happy 13-year-old boy playing with his friends after school. Then suddenly he started getting...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 10 July

The agricultural master plan is in full swing and today vegetable industry stakeholders had the opportunity to give input. These are the top three...

How to wash fruit, veggies to safeguard them from virus

If you’re not already washing your fresh fruit and vegetables before consumption, you have got a problem. Two health experts, Andrea du Plessis and...

Liewe Lulu: Is there a proposal on the horizon?

Over The Edge from Bela-Bela in Limpopo writes… Liewe Lulu, I like to think that I am a smart girl who can make good decisions for...