Agripreneur

R1.4 million up for grabs for top young agripreneur

This year’s GoGettaz competition aims to expand the community of agripreneurs to providing them with access to education, mentorship and investment networks as they launch, grow, or scale their agrifood ventures. Returning...

Megan put world’s most expensive beef on the map

It may have been her dad, Brian, who started breeding with Wagyu cattle in South Africa, but it was Megan Angus who put Woodview’s beef on the map, helping to lift...

Changing the healthy eating narrative, one smoothie at a time

For many the idea of healthy eating never sounds appealing because it conjures up an image of boring steamed veggies or a bland-tasting salad. But healthy food can satiate your palette if...

‘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 kitchen cabinets.  Masango manufactures natural handmade skincare products made...
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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 31-year-old Cape Town agripreneur has dedicated the...

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...

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 from Tableview in the Western Cape has...

Successful herb farmer knows no boundaries

Nestled between the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch and the Haweqwa Nature Reserve next to Groenberg, you’ll find the ever busy agripreneur Basil Williams tending to his crop on...

Mzansi’s first black winemaker didn’t let rejection stop her

She may have been inspired to become a winemaker by reading her mother’s romance novels, but it was her steely determination to succeed that drove her to become Mzansi’s first winemaker...

‘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 my business - Skweyiya Inc,” he says.    The 34-year-old was...

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Reserve Bank eases pressure on indebted farmers

Agricultural economist from the Western Cape department of agriculture explain how farmers are set to benefit from the country's unchanged repo rate of 3.5%.

More illegal booze on streets than legal wine and ciders

The alcohol sales bans over the last 15 months have not only plunged wine and barley farmers in crisis. Furthermore, the illicit trade sales by volume have now overtaken the entire combined wine and cider sectors.

‘Farm-to-fork start-up’ scoops FEED innovation prize

A week after he graduated with a Master’s degree, a software developer and his fellow FoodPrint co-founders were also announced as winners of the prestigious Inqola FEED Innovation Prize.

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

Chronic procrastinator from Barberton, Mpumalanga writes… Liewe Lulu…How do you stop procrastinating?As the calendar closes in on the spring planting season, I am behind on...

The Makoele’s got the land, and they’re nurturing it!

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free...