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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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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...