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Covid-19 lockdown: ‘Democracy has not been suspended’

North-West University law professor Elmien du Plessis certainly doesn’t shy away from engaging in difficult debates. As an expert in land and expropriation law...

Rustenburg youngsters dream of running Mzansi’s biggest hydroponics business

A high school science project connected Kutlwana Tisane, Percyval Alset and Lerato Maphoto in 2013. The quick-witted friends outlined a plan to curb malnutrition...

All she needed was a backyard food garden, and heaps of ingenuity

When Ntando Thabethe from Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal started growing vegetables in her backyard, she had no idea that the small garden patch would develop into...

‘Miss Gates’ is making beauty products specially for black women

Black women have long struggled to find products that cater specifically for their skincare needs. For young agripreneur Seipati Masango the solution was no further than her mother’s...
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WATCH: Lavender gives gang-ridden community a fighting chance

This week’s video episode of Farmer’s Inside Track features Marcelle du Plessis, the co-founder of Lavender in Lavender Hill on the Cape Flats. The...

Young farmers didn’t take no for an answer

The popular expression “two heads are better than one” definitely has some truth to it, but sometimes two heads just aren’t enough. A group...

Mzansi’s mopani queen has given the worms a complete facelift

Mzansi has a new queen and she’s on a mission to put mopani worms back on the map and onto South African dinner plates....

Mzansi’s first biodegradable cup with agricultural roots

As an industrial design student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Luvuyo Ndiki was told by one of his lecturers that people like...

Agri-worker goes from retrenchment to award-winning entrepreneur

When Eugene Simons was retrenched in 2004, along with her husband who worked at the same organic farm, all she thought about was her...

Rubbish dump proved to be a treasure trove for female agriculturalists

In 2012, a group of women from Mapetla East in Soweto looked at a rubbish dump behind a primary school in the area and...

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‘Private sector can salvage ailing land reform programme’

Indifference by the private sector in contributing to the land reform programme could unwittingly result in the once flourishing agricultural sector turning into a...

Limpopo farmer channels the passions of his renegade ancestors

Aldrin Lawrence (51) farms in the Mara area of the Vhembe district of Limpopo, in a little farming town, called Buysdorp, named for his...

LIVE: Agriculture sector honours land reform champion Dr Vuyo Mahlati

Politicians, land reform activists, and members of the agricultural community are joining the family of land reform champion Dr Vuyo Mahlati today at the...

Bheki Cele vows to ‘flush out’ bad apples in SAPS

While Free State farming communities await the return visit of the minister of police, Bheki Cele tells Food For Mzansi that he too mourns...

The most sizzling farm photo shoot you’ll ever see!

The khaki getup and veldskoene phenomenon is everywhere – and Mzansi farmers are now capturing their best moments working the land through photo shoots,...