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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...

The thriving farm led by black women

‘Why have you decided to put your qualifications into your wardrobe and go into farming?’ Nomxolisi Mathe, 68, recalls her friend asking after she...

Give female farmers greater access to land and credit

Globally women play a significant role in agriculture. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, women are the backbone of the agricultural sector and make up almost...

You can’t run away from your calling, says female farmer

Mbali Ngcobo is a jack of all trades, and a hustler of note. She’s been a waitress, sales lady, teacher and she’s even worked...

‘Black people can’t farm?’ We respectfully disagree, Prince Mashele

We don’t want to start a fight, but well-known political analyst Prince Mashele could do with an urgent crash course in agriculture. We’re rather...

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‘Miss Gates’ is making beauty products specially for women of colour

Women of colour have long struggled to find products that cater specifically for their skincare needs. For young agripreneur Seipati Masango the solution was no further than her mother’s kitchen...

Government learnership empowers young chef

While many fret and wrack their brains about what to do after obtaining their matric certificates, taking the road less travelled helped 22-year-old Patience...

RECIPE: Braised oxtail and garlic mash will have you asking for more

The fragrant smell of herbed, braised red meat on a Sunday afternoon gives your home a warm, comforting feeling. Oxtail is a cut of...

Land Bank’s junk rating ‘disastrous’ for farmers

The downgrading of the Land Bank to junk status by international ratings agency Moody’s has been described as “disastrous” by leaders in organized agriculture. It...

Livestock farmer takes the reins as new AFASA Youth chairperson

The youth wing of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) recently elected a new chairperson to spearhead their organisation. Livestock farmer Keatlegile Mnguni...