Farmers

Sugarcane queens changing KZN farming landscape

If you’re old enough, chances are you might have gotten down to the Sugababes hit “Push the button.” They’re retired now, but the new...

How to start your own chicken farm

Are you an up-and-coming farmer looking to generate a sustainable income? Chickens might be the best option for you. Not only are chickens great...

Building a farming empire requires help – lots of it!

When Northern Cape farmer Kamogelo Hantise started her successful hydroponic farming enterprise in 2019 with the help of funding, she quickly realised that her...

Transportation: Your farmworkers aren’t cattle

A Western Cape farmer, Michael Vorster, is pleading his fellow agriculturists to also prioritise the safe transportation of farmworkers. Across South Africa, many are...

Maluti Farming PALS heralds new dawn for land reform

The establishment of a brand-new land reform initiative in the Free State is considered a giant leap forward in South Africa’s endeavour to address...

‘Who needs big retailers when you’ve got taxi ranks?’

If there’s one piece of advice that agripreneur Thuli Mageba has taken to heart, it is the words of her grandmother, Nomkhosi Zulu, who...

Former security guard found prosperity in pig farming

Former security guard Noncedo Khawuleza-Ndzawuse started farming three years ago with only three pigs. Today she has 30. Khawuleza-Ndzawuse says she quit her security guard...

Sugarcane leader: ‘Nothing happens without a woman’

As a child, Rejoice Ncwane was already well versed in the skills of sugarcane farming. While she may have once entertained the idea of...

Mosele proves that pig farming can be glamorous

Things have never come easy for Mosele Lepheane. Perhaps that is why she often chooses to do things differently, especially after choosing to trade...

Meet the Gugs queen who started 8 veggie gardens

On the outskirts of the Mother City lies Gugulethu, one of the oldest townships with just shy of 100 000 residents. One of them is...

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UK retailers loving Mzansi’s high-quality stone fruit

British fruit lovers can now look forward to the very best of Mzansi’s peaches, nectarines and other stone fruit following a partnership agreement between...

Women in agriculture: Register now to attend webinar

This is your last chance to register for the International Women’s Day webinar held on Monday. The event, hosted by Corteva Agriscience and the...

Fake Covid-19 vaccine ring busted in Gauteng

While South Africa has seen a rapid decline in Covid-19 infections in the last few weeks, people remain desperate for a vaccine. Last night,...

Farming podcast: Agriculture is our solution

In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government’s recovery plan focuses on raising the economy’s long-term growth rate...

Home food garden: What to plant in March

Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the...