Agripreneur

Agripreneur 101: Meet an ice cream maker

Tapiwa Gunzha believes that African stories and cultures remain unheard too often; also that food is integral to the expression of culture. That is why he uses his range of ice creams with their African-centred flavours as a starting point to talk about Africa's cultural diversity.

Tapiwa’s ice cream: A taste of Africa in every scoop

Tapiwa Guzha went into the ice cream industry on a whim. But he soon realised that ice cream could be a vehicle for cultural expression, and today his mission is to celebrate and share the diversity of African cultures.

No more waiting around, says driven wine entrepreneur

Waiting tables was never just a pastime for Tinashe Nyumudoka. It was his golden ticket to a thriving wine business. But only because he had the drive to seize it.

Agripreneur 101: Meet the producer of a skincare range

The organic ingredients this agripreneur used to take care of her skin as a teen became the basis of her agri-business. She now shares some of the valuable lessons she has learnt since.

Herb entrepreneur diversifies, grows through pandemic

It has been a slow, steady race for herb farmer and agro-processing entrepreneur Basil Williams. Over more than two decades he has built his farming operation to where he produces more than 3 tonnes per month, most of which is now used to make his own range of pestos, sauces and dried herbs.

Juice agripreneur is ‘fishing in a new spot’

For Hope Matshepo Matlala, known as Chef Hope, there are many reasons to be hopeful these days. Since starting her chef’s journey, Matlala had faced some serious setbacks. Now, her very own juice brand is finding its way into local stores.

Agripreneur 101: Meet a juice manufacturer

Like countless other entrepreneurs, this chef and juice manufacturer followed an unexpected path that led to their current success. She now produces popular high-quality juices and warns agripreneurs of the vultures always circling others' businesses.

Agripreneur 101: Meet a chilli sauce maker

In 2017, Phathutshedzo Marvelous Madula (27) had given up hope of securing the learnership he needed to finish his engineering qualification. Raised by his grandmother in Ha Mandiwana, Limpopo, he had hoped to change his family's circumstances through his qualification. After four years of searching without any luck, he gave up.

Meet agri lawyer Katlego Ngwane, the ‘legal boeremeisie’

Born and raised in Rustenberg in North West, Katlego Ngwane (33) dreamed of being a lawyer as a little girl. Law runs in her blood, with her mother also being an attorney, but her inspiration came from an unlikely place.

How farmer Mregi uses technology and data to improve

After working in the information technology and software engineering space for almost 17 years, Nerudo Mregi decided to branch out into farming, eager to incorporate data science and technology into this field.

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