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Young farmer fulfils his father’s farming dream

Thirteen years ago the dream to farm of Tumelo Siliga’s father, Bethuel Siliga, became a reality. Bethuel's dream was short lived, however, due to...

Money, land is no excuse, says chicken farmer

About 30-minutes east of Pretoria sits the town of Cullinan, renowned for the discovery of the largest rough gem diamond in 1905. However, that...

Farming is hard work, says 29-year-old livestock enthusiast

As a young boy, growing up in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu Natal, Ndumiso Gule woke up to the sounds of sheep, goats, and...

Perseverance drives his farming dream

A farmer’s work is definitely not child’s play and Sizo Tshabalala’s story is a testament to that. It took guts and perseverance for 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...

You can’t run away from your calling, says female farmer

Mbali Ngcobo is a jack of all trades, and a hustler of note. She’s been a waitress, sales lady, teacher and she’s even worked...

22-year-old farm manager said yes to agriculture and no to medicine

“There’s a perception among the youth that farming is easy work, with high financial yields, but that’s not why I’m in agriculture. I’m here...

Young farmers feed close to 6000 school learners daily

Zanele Ntuli and Aaron Motau, both 29 years old, are vegetable farmers whose ultimate responsibility is to ensure that every day about 6000 learners...

‘I am happy in agriculture,’ says 31-year-old farm manager

With much humility, Nsika Shabalala tells me: “Farming chose me, before I could choose anything else.” Nsika Shabalala (31) has always been a bit of...

He’s only 19, but already a successful livestock farmer

“Farming is in me, it runs in my blood and my veins. I am a farmer by birth,” confidently declares Thabo Dithakgwe (19), one...

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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a fish farmer

Leslie Ter Morshuizen (52) has always been passionate about fish. In fact, he was breeding goldfish and tilapia as a young boy on their...

Didiza appoints interim board for troubled state veterinary company

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has appointed a new interim board for Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) and ordered...

Hurry up, journalism programme for aspiring writers still open

Do you live in the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal or the Western Cape? Then there might still be a spot for you to join an...

Covid-19 ‘put black female representation in restaurants on the back burner’

In a world where professional kitchens have long been dominated by white males, Dr Anna Trapido believes that it is about high time that...

RECIPE: Sorghum flapjacks

Food anthropologist, author, chef and commentator Dr Anna Trapido is not a fan of quinoa, as widely touted as it is. When it comes...