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‘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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Agri-worker goes from retrenchment to award-winning entrepreneur

When Eugene Simons was retrenched in 2004, along with her husband who worked at the same organic farm, all she thought about was her...

Rubbish dump proved to be a treasure trove for female agriculturalists

In 2012, a group of women from Mapetla East in Soweto looked at a rubbish dump behind a primary school in the area and...

A woman worthy of the title ‘farmer’

Agriculture has traditionally been regarded as a male profession, but women are playing a vital role in developing the growth of the sector. Maria...

Managing her family farm helps woman fight lupus

Three years ago, on the eve of her 24th birthday, Christin-Joy Middleton lost everything. While working as an au pair in Los Angeles in...

Farming couple has their eyes set on the beef export market

“The vision of making a difference and being the change we want to see has kept us going throughout this entire journey, not forgetting...

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With dams dry and drought critical, W Cape agri appeals for...

Agri Western Cape has issued an urgent appeal to producers in the north of the country to donate maize to support desperate farmers in...

‘Lift ban now or it’s game over for wine industry’ –...

The wine industry is close to breaking point. “Enough is enough,” says Rico Basson, managing director of the wine industry body Vinpro about the...

LISTEN: Hot new podcast episode for farmers, agripreneurs

The latest episode of South Africa’s favourite farmers’ podcast has just been released. From the hottest agribusiness tips to inspiration from often unexpected corners...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet an animal health specialist

“I was born for agriculture. I can’t imagine myself in any other sector. This is my calling," says veterinarian Dr Princess Moswa-Kato (38). Growing...

Five things happening in SA agriculture today, 12 August 2020

You can get a lot done without leaving your home today, with three online discussions on a variety of topics to join and an...