Farmers

Money, land is no excuse, says chicken farmer

About 30-minutes east of Pretoria sits the town of Cullinan, renowned for the discovery of the largest rough gem diamond in 1905. However, that...

From traffic officer to successful game farmer

Just like his favourite animal – the sable antelope, which he describes as humble – Xolile Dasheka also had humble beginnings. The only thing...

Farmer finally picking the fruits of his labour

Pruning fruit trees is an art and a science, and Charles Pietersen is the artist and barefoot scientist. He spent the past 40 years...

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...

Farming is hard work, says 29-year-old livestock enthusiast

As a young boy, growing up in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu Natal, Ndumiso Gule woke up to the sounds of sheep, goats, and...

Khoesan descendants produce highest quality rooibos

Tucked away in the magnificent Cederberg Mountain Range in the Western Cape hides one of Mzansi’s oldest and most historic villages – Wupperthal. The...

Perseverance drives his farming dream

A farmer’s work is definitely not child’s play and Sizo Tshabalala’s story is a testament to that. It took guts and perseverance for the...

Mzansi farmer leads the world in carrot juicing

When South African carrot grower Vito Rugani wanted to add value to his harvest he embarked on a journey two years ago to produce...

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...

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Back to school: Don’t ignore kids’ coronavirus anxiety

Whilst teacher unions are expecting a dramatic turnaround about the reopening of schools on Monday, experts have urged parents to help their children cope...

Didiza thanks farmers, agri organisations for generosity

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has expressed her appreciation for farmers, farmers’ organisations and agribusinesses that go out of their way to show humanity towards the destitute.  May organisations showed ubuntu by donating and contributing food parcels,...

Covid-19 boosts digitisation of agriculture industry

The covid-19 shock has propelled the agriculture sector into taking a giant technological leap forward. We’ve seen farmers adopting digital and social media platforms to sell produce directly to...

Batsa launches urgent court challenge to tobacco ban

Tobacco giant British American Tobacco South Africa (Batsa) is commencing urgent court proceedings to challenge the government’s decision to extend the ban on tobacco...

Liewe Lulu: Feeling pressured into a relationship

Cold Little Heart from Kimberley in the Northern Cape writes….  Liewe Lulu,  I think I am broken. I seem to have forgotten what it is like to...