Farmers

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...

Farming is a woman’s world, after all

Alfreda Mars (44) fulfilled her father's legacy by running her own flourishing farm in the Swartland region of the Western Cape. All she knew...

Urban rooftop farmer making a difference in the sky

Hillbrow, Johannesburg. 2019. A veritable den of wantonness and bedlam. A place where violent crime is as every day as the rising of the...

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...

Young farmers flock to AFASA summit

More than 100 participants attended the third Annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit recently held in Johannesburg. Nono Sekhoto, AFASA’s Youth Chairperson, describes the two-day event...

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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...