Farmers

‘Let us all grow big,’ says Jozi’s first Nigerian farmer

Edward Wisdom (48) is originally from the southeast of Nigeria. Since coming to South Africa in 1994 he has carved out a niche for...

Urban food gardener is aiming for #NewLevels

Ask farm manager Thabang Makoloi if he always had an interest in farming, and he’ll say: “The only thing that interested me growing up was soccer and nothing else. I think I was tricked into falling...

Eureka farm homework centre nurtures learners to excel

On any given weekday, a few minutes before 3 pm, you’ll find a group of peppy learners chattering away while making their way to...

Third-generation farmer builds his father’s legacy

Love for the land runs through the veins of third-generation farmer and agri-leader Jaco Minnaar (42). He has spent his entire life dedicated to...

Young farm manager has ambitions higher than the Drakensberg

The East Griqualand Highlands in the southernmost of the Drakensberg is considered KwaZulu Natal’s best kept secret. Among these mountains – whose altitude range...

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...

Self-proclaimed girly-girl is a proud pig farmer

Things have never come easily for Mosele Lepheane. Perhaps that is why she often chooses to do things differently, choosing to branch out from...

Future Farmers opens international doors for aspiring young farmers

An award-winning dairy farmer in Howick, KwaZulu Natal has changed the lives of hundreds of aspiring young farmers in Mzansi. Through her Future Farmers...

How Whernit went from labourer to tip-top farmer

At age 28, Whernit Dirks’ life is proof that your circumstances do not have to define your life path. Not too long ago this...

Pioneering nut farmer is breaking barriers for women

When Busisiwe Molefe started farming macadamia nuts, she frequently felt scrutinised and even mocked as a black, female farmer who was new to the...

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Young coffee roaster plans to uplift smallholder farmers in Mzansi and...

At the beginning of 2007, Mhlengi Ngcobo was just another happy 13-year-old boy playing with his friends after school. Then suddenly he started getting...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 10 July

The agricultural master plan is in full swing and today vegetable industry stakeholders had the opportunity to give input. These are the top three...

How to wash fruit, veggies to safeguard them from virus

If you’re not already washing your fresh fruit and vegetables before consumption, you have got a problem. Two health experts, Andrea du Plessis and...

Liewe Lulu: Is there a proposal on the horizon?

Over The Edge from Bela-Bela in Limpopo writes… Liewe Lulu, I like to think that I am a smart girl who can make good decisions for...

Drowning craft beer industry pleads for support from state

Only 10% of South African craft brewers believe they will be able to continue trading in the near future if the current restrictions on...