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‘You cannot sit all day,’ says award-winning Free State farmer

As income levels continue to rise in South Africa, the preference for meat products from local sources is set to keep increasing. This is an opportunity in the market that Bodulo...

20-year-old farmer took on a man’s job, and loved it

Imagine waking up one morning and being told by your father that he’s appointing you as foreman over your family’s vegetable farm. You just turned 18 and are at the tail...

Commodity groups team up with Western Cape government to boost new farmers

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has signed a new memorandum of agreement with eleven agricultural custodians to help black upcoming farmers. This forms part of the department’s “commodity approach” to...

Underberg Farmers Association maps out emerging farming hurdles and solutions

Learning the ropes of becoming a successful farmer is probably the hardest thing to do when you have just entered the farming industry. As an aspiring farmer, you are faced with...

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Standing around might be a good thing after all

Doing farm admin in front of your computer all day? It may sound silly, but Finnish researchers have found that the simple act of standing instead of sitting can help help offset the effects of an inactive lifestyle.

Rural matrics and agri students urged to vax up

After almost two years of disruption in schools and universities, Western Cape MECs Ivan Meyer and Debbie Schäfer are hopeful that vaccines will help the education sector find its way back to some semblance of normality.

Liewe Lulu: Does love always have to be a game?

The games are so exhausting! This hard-working farmer is fed up with the fresh phase of her relationship, and ready to quit the flirting. Of course Liewe Lulu has a pep talk ready.

‘YouTube vet’ Dr Nobs is a voice for the voiceless

With a budding YouTube channel and a deep passion for her community, veterinarian Dr Mukani Nobela is determined to make an impact.

Poor roads should be fixed for economy’s sake

If we want to keep the agricultural sector competitive and see growth in rural economies, we need to protect our vital rural road infrastructure. This is according to the Western Cape government’s senior agricultural economist, Tshepo Morokong.