Farmers

Rural food hubs key to delivering affordable, nutritious food

Sourcing fresh produce from rural small-scale farmers close to supermarkets can make healthy eating much more affordable and boost small-scale farmers to boot. In an...

He has the heart and hands of a farmer with the mind of an entrepreneur

For Max Ndamane, 2004 was a nightmare year. He lives in Richmond in the Northern Cape Karoo, a small town alongside the N1. Up...

How a Free State farmer brought his dying land back from the brink

Danie Slabbert (39) might look like a typical farmer, but his forbearers are probably turning in their graves questioning his unconventional farming methods. This...

Young agriculturalist serves farmers in the Eastern Cape

A 28-year-old agriculturist is spearheading Grain SA’s influential Farmer Development Programme in the Eastern Cape. Sinelizwi Fakade was attracted to farming from a young...

For these sisters gardening is a path to the future

On a plot of land in Waterfield, Limpopo, sisters Samora (44) and Malebese (51) Sekhukhune live in a house rumoured to have once been...

Maseli Letuka still dreams of farming on his own land

Maseli Letuka (70) is an award-winning farmer who’s beaten the odds. He’s achieved what many small-scale farmers aspire to. However, after 20 years of...

Tobacco farming changed 89-year-old Mazosiwe’s life

Every morning the soon to be 90-year-old tobacco farmer Nokamile Mazosiwe steps barefoot onto the piece of land she nurtures in Ngcobo in the...

‘Spinach Lady’ inspired by agri careers

In Magaliesburg in Gauteng the Farmers Choice founder, Andile Matukane, is known as “the Spinach Lady”. Both her parents are teachers and farming never...

Jozi buzzes with Urban Beekeeper, Themba Mntambo

There is nothing extravagant about Themba Mntambo. But there is nothing ordinary about him either. He expresses himself simply, without any airs or graces....

‘God has plans for me,’ proclaims award-winning agriculturist

As a township girl, the 27-year-old Lerato Senakhomo never dreamt of becoming a farmer. In fact, she hated the idea. Today she is an...

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Land reform: R6 m. for beneficiaries after KZN agreement

A total of 194 households in Ubizo, near Richards Bay, have benefitted to the tune of R6-million following an agreement signed two years ago between...

Future of SA wine discussed at 2021 info day

South African wine businesses will convene virtually at the start of 2021 to take a look at the state of the industry and equip...

Four things happening in SA agriculture today, 26 November

Today on the agricultural agenda, the minister of environment, forestry, and fisheries will announce the recipients of the R1,3 million cash injection for their...

25-year-old stud breeder shows agriculture is not just for boys

There is a new generation of farmers on the agricultural fields of South Africa who are standing back for nothing and no-one. Amongst them...

Young Farmer of the Year humble despite his notable victory

The maxim "be humble, win big" fits the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TLU SA) Young Farmer of the Year, Danie Bester, unequivocally. Even...