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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...

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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‘Regenerative agriculture can herald a new dawn for Mzansi farmers’

Farmers, are you ready to re-think your place in the food system? It is necessary to give birth to new non-extractive, but empowering retail...

Liewe Lulu: I am struggling to deal with the isolation of...

Trapped Soul from Prince Albert in the Western Cape writes… Liewe Lulu, It has been an emotional rollercoaster under the national lockdown, and I am struggling...

Didiza extends voucher dates in covid-19 support scheme again

The validity of covid-19 disaster support vouchers issued by government to small-scale and communal farmers has once again been extended due to supply chain...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 14 August 2020

After a long week filled with not-so-smooth days on the agricultural scene, it’s seemed like Friday is filled with opportunities for farmers, foodies and...

Young beekeeper killed in suspected cross-border crime

Following the announcement of Agri SA’s intervention with the police to improve rural security, a 21-year-old beekeeper is believed to be the latest victim...