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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...

We’ve moved from pap to umdoko, says KwaZulu-Natal small scale farmer

“We have moved on from pap. We also bake bread and my children showed me how make a kind of a flat cake –...

Hard work pays off for champion agriworker

If you saw him on a tractor ploughing the fields or harvesting grapes his life may seem ordinary. But Christie Davids has beaten the...

From household chore to successful agribusiness

“Farming was part of a long list of chores we had to do growing up. We had no idea that what started out as...

KZN child herders now play key role in livestock and animal health

For the past 44 years Mdukatshani, a non-profit organisation, has been working with women and youth in Weenen and Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal. In these...

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...

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...

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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a molecular scientist

Lorraine Mhoswa (35) is a molecular science intern at SciCorp Laboratories in Pietermaritzburg. As a young scientist she believes that young South Africans should...

WWF partnership set to boost Mzansi’s favourite wines

The South African wine industry's partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world's most recognisable name in global conservation, has the...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 24 September 2020

Happy heritage day, Mzansi! Let us toast to South Africa’s rich heritage as we spend the day recognising and celebrating our cultural wealth and...

Heritage day, when we gather around fires and food

24 September marks Heritage Day – a national holiday with one message in mind: let us celebrate our diversity as a nation and embrace...

RECIPE: 3 Heritage Day meat recipes

Heritage Day, which has over time morphed into “Braai Day”, is a lot about eating. While this is not something we are complaining about...