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How to start your own chicken farm

Are you an up-and-coming farmer looking to generate a sustainable income? Chickens might be the best option for you. Not only are chickens great...

‘Who needs big retailers when you’ve got taxi ranks?’

If there’s one piece of advice that agripreneur Thuli Mageba has taken to heart, it is the words of her grandmother, Nomkhosi Zulu, who...

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...

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Growing medicine: Former nurse finds healing in the soil

Farming had been embedded into Busisiwe Mgangxela’s DNA before she was even born. On her mother’s side, Mgangxela (60) recalls that her grandfather, Albert Mahobe,...

Govt. buys Ventersdorp farm for evicted workers

Families evicted from the Blesbokfontein Farm in Ventersdorp, North West, two months ago, have been living in two municipal halls. Some of the evictees...

Confessions: Farmer’s bae stuck in honeypot

Torn and cornered from Mahikeng writes Liewe LuluMy girl’s best friend came to my house very upset recently after another incident of her bae cheating...

Karoo learners discover A to Z of study opportunities

Learners in the Karoo village of Murraysburg got exposure to hundreds of different agricultural and other careers showcased at an exciting expo hosted by...

Prioritise national biodiversity policy, pleads SA Hunters

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) believes a high-level government report has highlighted the need for a national biodiversity policy...