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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...

‘Tenacity’ is the mantra of craft gin agripreneur Yongama Skweyiya

Tenacious entrepreneur Yongama Skweyiya knew that he wanted to be in business from a very early age. “At seven years old I even had a name for...

‘Let us all grow big,’ says Jozi’s first Nigerian farmer

Edward Wisdom (48) is originally from the southeast of Nigeria. Since coming to South Africa in 1994 he has carved out a niche for...

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Young farmer fulfils his father’s farming dream

Thirteen years ago the dream to farm of Tumelo Siliga’s father, Bethuel Siliga, became a reality. The dream was short lived, however, and was...

Farmers of Mzansi, you have inspired a book

Food For Mzansi readers who want to attend the Gauteng and Western Cape launch events of the recently published For the Love of the...

27 giants of cotton honoured at glitzy awards ceremony

Sometimes it takes a quarter-century for your hard work to be recognised and rewarded. Just ask Frans Malela, a former electrician from Marble Hall...