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Meet the app-building brothers who farm for the future

In agriculture, two heads are always better than one. In the case of Eric and Willem van Zyl, this approach led to a multi-lingual farming app. The app-developing brothers are fourth generation...

From cushy corporate job to cannabis entrepreneur

“My proudest and most frightening moment was resigning from a great corporate role to be an entrepreneur with a start-up business,” says Marianne Brown, the CEO and co-founder of CanAgri Global,...

Meet the man with the coolest job in SA agriculture

23-year-old Ziphezinhle Gabuza, better known as Boyzee, from Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal spent the past week teaching an artificial intelligence to count cattle on a farm in the Free State. Gabuza is currently spearheading the Sernick Group’s...

Agri Careers: Meet an organic fertiliser specialist

Ever heard of an organic fertiliser specialist? Meet Thapelo Phiri Jnr, who helps crop farmers get the most out of the land they farm on. Phiri is the director of Golden Legacy...

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 in Mzansi and started their own company...

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. Her name is Phuti Ngoasheng Kabasa, but...

There is an angel factory in the Karoo

Picture, if you will, a Christmas angel factory. Do you imagine fluffy clouds, elves, sparkly tinsel? People dressed in pointy hats with tinkling bells? You could not be more wrong. The Karoo Angel...

Agriculture needs talent and people who think differently

“Our teachers play a pivotal role in growing agriculture in South Africa as well as creating awareness, especially high school teachers.” So said Lindie Stroebel, general manager of the Produce Marketing...

Solar Farms can prevent stage 1 load shedding

Farmers could be helping Mzansi avoid load shedding even while our agriculture industry gets more internationally competitive, but applications for the building of solar farms are delayed by the National Energy...

How a Free State farmer brought his dying land back from the brink

Danie Slabbert (39) might look like a typical farmer, but his forbearers are probably turning in their graves questioning his unconventional farming methods. This farmer’s philosophy is that he’s merely borrowing...

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Successfully starting a new farming venture requires careful planning. There are many aspects that need to be planned, including the production process.

‘Coalition governments must prioritise food security’

Amidst growing consensus that Mzansi is likely to emerge with more coalition governments after the 2021 elections, agriculture wants politicians to be mindful of their responsibility in ensuring food security.

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Join top experts at FairPlay food safety webinar

Last-minute registrations for FairPlay and Food For Mzansi’s food safety webinar are now accepted. Top experts have been confirmed for Thursday’s discussion on some of South Africa’s most critical food safety challenges.

Nutrition basics: Voermol gives young animals a big boost

Growing up, Chris Hess was surrounded by animals. His grandparents always kept different animals on their property, for which he credits his decision to go into farming too.