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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...

You can’t run away from your calling, says female farmer

Mbali Ngcobo is a jack of all trades, and a hustler of note. She’s been a waitress, sales lady, teacher and she’s even worked...

Lavender is changing lives in gang-ridden Lavender Hill

Marcelle Du Plessis has no airs and graces. In fact, as rare as it may sound, the 31-year-old University of Cape Town (UCT) graduate...

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...

Young farmers feed close to 6000 school learners daily

Zanele Ntuli and Aaron Motau, both 29 years old, are vegetable farmers whose ultimate responsibility is to ensure that every day about 6000 learners...

Tree farm manager gives agriculture his undivided attention

12 years ago, a bus traveling from Zimbabwe to Cape Town arrived in Bellville at around 07h45 in the morning. On this bus was...

From household chore to successful agribusiness

“Farming was part of a long list of chores we had to do growing up. We had no idea that what started out as...

Social entrepreneur brings hope for Limpopo youth

When Mosa Hope Mapheto came face to face with the socio-economic issues burdening her community, she was determined to find solutions. The 26-year-old social...

Lunch with one of the Karoo’s most beautiful flowers

Lizzy Snoek of Lizzy’s Khaya in Vuyolwethu Township outside Steytlerville calls herself a “Domestic Queen”. We call her quite marvellous. Lizzy was born on the other...

Farmer-mom builds egg empire while raising six children

The day Wadea Jappie (49) decided to follow in her daddy’s footsteps should go down in history as the best decision of her life. Her...

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WATCH: Learning is the key to farming family’s success

This week’s Farmer’s Inside Track video episode features agronomist Lerato Botha. The 25-year-old is the director of a family run vegetable enterprise, Farmerlee Farms in Tarlton in the Gauteng province.   In...

#AloneTogether: How to get a covid-19 payment break with your bank

If your income has been hit by the covid-19 lockdown, it might be worth your while to urgently contact your bank to make use...

#AloneTogether: Ramaphosa salutes agri-heroes amidst covid-19 lockdown

Goosebumps. Literally goosebumps. Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the covid-19 lockdown earlier this evening and took a moment to also thank the...

Indigenous vegetables ‘are not poor people’s food’

Qinisani Qwabe grew up in a small rural community called eSihuzu in northern KwaZulu-Natal. He was raised by his grandparents and he fondly remembers...

#AloneTogether: ‘Don’t compromise on farmworkers’ safety’

If you’re reading this, you survived day 2 of Mzansi’s lockdown to contain the deadly outbreak of covid-19. Chances are, you’ve been having your...