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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...

‘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...

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Wine producers now vying for untapped local market

There’s a huge untapped market of South Africans who have the disposable income and thirst for something new and exciting to drink, said Brandon...

‘Miss Gates’ is making beauty products specially for women of colour

Women of colour 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 kitchen...

Government learnership empowers young chef

While many fret and wrack their brains about what to do after obtaining their matric certificates, taking the road less travelled helped 22-year-old Patience...

RECIPE: Braised oxtail and garlic mash will have you asking for more

The fragrant smell of herbed, braised red meat on a Sunday afternoon gives your home a warm, comforting feeling. Oxtail is a cut of...

Land Bank’s junk rating ‘disasterous’ for farmers

The downgrading of the Land Bank to junk status by international ratings agency Moody’s has been described as “disastrous” by leaders in organized agriculture. It...