Farmers

Ramadan: Muslim farmers live their faith

While doing hard labour while not eating or drinking for 13 hours per day is challenging, Muslim farmers gladly make this sacrifice during Ramadan,...

‘Don’t believe the naysayers,’ says Limpopo agripreneur

Ndivhuwo Budeli wishes he had ignored the advice of those who believed it couldn't be done when he wanted to begin farming five years...

Attorney starts egg business to ‘rebuild country’

“Being educated is great, but your success is entirely in your own hands,” says Lungelo Ndebele, a fully qualified attorney who started her own...

Meet the pensioners who have supplied Shoprite for 30 years

Most retired couples wish to take a well-deserved break after decades of hard work. For some, this means international travel. For others, such as...

Farmer refuses to let rampant crime snuff his ambition

“My passion has been agriculture from the onset,” says Nhlanhla Zuma (45) with his soft voice, flavoured with so much mirth that beckons positive...

Market will always find quality produce, says crop farmer

Many farmers may advise that attaining a market is the first and crucial step before planting their crops, but Pfananani Augustine Nemasisi believes the...

‘Poultry farming is not for sissies,’ says Bheki

Things have never come easy for Bhekifa Ezra Matshenja. Perhaps that’s why his advice to young aspiring farmers is not to be “sissies”. The 36-year-old...

10 farms certified by new ethical food label

Ten farms have passed the strict certification process for A Greener World (AGW), a non-profit, international ethical food label for animal products that have...

Regenerative agriculture ‘turns soils into sponges’

While farmers in many provinces are still suffering from soil erosion due to recent heavy rains, experts urge them to adopt regenerative agriculture practices...

Varsity rejection fuelled this young farmer’s dream

Beginner farmers are often advised to do research and acquire the right farming equipment before they start farming. However, for Nceba Mkuyana (23), a...

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Growing medicine: Former nurse finds healing in the soil

Farming had been embedded into Busisiwe Mgangxela’s DNA before she was even born. On her mother’s side, Mgangxela (60) recalls that her grandfather, Albert Mahobe,...

Govt. buys Ventersdorp farm for evicted workers

Families evicted from the Blesbokfontein Farm in Ventersdorp, North West, two months ago, have been living in two municipal halls. Some of the evictees...

Confessions: Farmer’s bae stuck in honeypot

Torn and cornered from Mahikeng writes Liewe LuluMy girl’s best friend came to my house very upset recently after another incident of her bae cheating...

Karoo learners discover A to Z of study opportunities

Learners in the Karoo village of Murraysburg got exposure to hundreds of different agricultural and other careers showcased at an exciting expo hosted by...

Prioritise national biodiversity policy, pleads SA Hunters

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) believes a high-level government report has highlighted the need for a national biodiversity policy...