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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 a career in marketing and event planning...

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 Nomonde Kweza, an award-winning farmer and the...

Entrepreneur trades her high heels for gumboots

Urban farmer Vuthlari Chauke (32) is no ordinary woman. She’s a self-motivated powerhouse in the world of farming with intellectual vision and a killer attitude. This leader in heels is taking...

‘Don’t start at all, if you’re not willing to start small’

What do you call someone who leaves her comfy office job to farm with chickens? Brave? Or crazy perhaps? Nezisa Sogoni is a business school and IT graduate turned poultry farmer who...

All she needed was a backyard food garden, and heaps of ingenuity

When Ntando Thabethe from Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal started growing vegetables in her backyard, she had no idea that the small garden patch would develop into a commercial enterprise that will be producing...

‘Quantity, quality and common sense,” is this farmer’s success mantra

Mampe Mmeregi always dreamt of owning her own farm one day. Her aspirations, however, seemed far-fetched, as there were little to no agricultural activities in the concrete jungle of Johannesburg, Gauteng,...

From selling fish and chips to running two farming enterprises

When 24-year-old Njabulo Mbokane did her final year at Carolina Academic school in 2013, she had no idea what career path she would follow. With only one breadwinner in their household,...

25-year-old farmer says there can be success after failing matric

Ask any teenager and they’ll tell you: failing your matric exams could easily be perceived as the worst thing to ever happen. But for the young Siphesihle Kwetana from the rural...

Don’t let closed doors stop you, says young farmer

Karabo Rampete’s name could be a synonym for perseverance. After being diagnosed with a liver disease, this feisty 32-year-old refused to sit back and watch her health deteriorate. Instead, she turned...

Hustling granny produces sweet township rosé

There is more to South African townships than meets the eye. Despite the countless pitfalls of township life, there are magnificent things happening every day. Think of the vibrant shisha nyamas,...

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Win a Women’s Month treat with #MyVKBwishlist

We are living in a time where women are becoming more and more recognised for their work within the agricultural sector. While more needs to be done to make agriculture more inclusive, there...

Vaccine roll-out in Gauteng after rabies outbreak

A rabies vaccine roll-out is currently underway on the West Rand of Gauteng after a confirmed outbreak of the life-threatening disease. Afrivet urges people who are bitten, scratched or even licked by suspicious domestic, farm or wild animals to seek immediate medical care.

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.