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Former security guard found prosperity in pig farming

Former security guard Noncedo Khawuleza-Ndzawuse started farming three years ago with only three pigs. Today she has 30. Khawuleza-Ndzawuse says she quit her security guard...

Sugarcane leader: ‘Nothing happens without a woman’

As a child, Rejoice Ncwane was already well versed in the skills of sugarcane farming. While she may have once entertained the idea of...

How covid-19 has changed SA consumer’s food buying habits

The devastating impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the South African economy has induced an unprecedented shift in consumer spending patterns as people try...

Farmers breathe a sigh of relief as covid-19 vouchers’ validity extended

Smallholder farmers who have benefitted from the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development’s (DALRRD) R1.2 billion covid-19 relief fund say they can...

New body to stand up for black poultry farmers

The Afasa Poultry Producers National Poultry Task Team (APP-NPTT), a new representative body created by poultry farmer members of the African Farmers Association of...

Organisation is ‘guardian angel’ for small-scale farmers

More than four decades ago residents from Lawaaikamp in George in the Western Cape were faced with being forcefully removed from their homes in...

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...

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...

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...

Small-scale farmer support programme gives rural farmers a second chance

In South Africa, there are approximately two million small-scale or household farmers. Most of these farmers are in rural areas and are isolated from...

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UK retailers loving Mzansi’s high-quality stone fruit

British fruit lovers can now look forward to the very best of Mzansi’s peaches, nectarines and other stone fruit following a partnership agreement between...

Women in agriculture: Register now to attend webinar

This is your last chance to register for the International Women’s Day webinar held on Monday. The event, hosted by Corteva Agriscience and the...

Fake Covid-19 vaccine ring busted in Gauteng

While South Africa has seen a rapid decline in Covid-19 infections in the last few weeks, people remain desperate for a vaccine. Last night,...

Farming podcast: Agriculture is our solution

In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government’s recovery plan focuses on raising the economy’s long-term growth rate...

Home food garden: What to plant in March

Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the...