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Young farm manager has ambitions higher than the Drakensberg

The East Griqualand Highlands in the southernmost of the Drakensberg is considered KwaZulu Natal’s best kept secret. Among these mountains – whose altitude range between 2km to 3.4km – lies Swartberg,...

Young manager dreams of owning the whole chain, from farm to fork

Andile Siphesihle Ngcobo (25), never imagined himself as a farmer. But he’s always wanted to do something related to the food industry. “I thought of all the glamorous franchises such as restaurants...

Woman-led dairy farm booming

South Africa’s dairy industry is tough, but so is Jeanet Rikhotso, who is fast making a name for herself as a woman with an extraordinary talent for farming. Rikhotso manages a farm...

Young agriculturalist serves farmers in the Eastern Cape

A 28-year-old agriculturist is spearheading Grain SA’s influential Farmer Development Programme in the Eastern Cape. Sinelizwi Fakade was attracted to farming from a young age and today he makes waves, getting...

Jozi buzzes with Urban Beekeeper, Themba Mntambo

There is nothing extravagant about Themba Mntambo. But there is nothing ordinary about him either. He expresses himself simply, without any airs or graces. Make no mistake, however, his effortlessness of...

Urban rooftop farmer making a difference in the sky

Hillbrow, Johannesburg. 2019. A veritable den of wantonness and bedlam. A place where violent crime is as every day as the rising of the Jozi sun. Where peace and tranquillity for...

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The village girl who found culinary stardom

With her ever-present smile and obvious skill in the kitchen, Siphokazi Mdlankomo stole Mzansi’s heart on M-Net’s MasterChef series. While working her way towards...

Recipe: Sipho’s easy cheesy pap balls

Looking for a winning side dish to accompany your lekker braai this weekend? Home cooking extraordinaire Siphokazi Mdlankomo’s deep-fried pap balls, stuffed with chicken...

Free State’s veld fire battle not over

The SA Weather Service has issued another warning of high temperatures that may lead to runaway fires in the Free State as farmers are still counting their losses following devastating blazes in the province last week.

What’s the deal with gluten?

LIFESTYLE: It is a natural component of wheat and everyday favourites like bread and pasta. So why have we spent so much time in recent years trying to avoid it? A registered dietician says that gluten isn't necessarily the culprit it is made out to be.

Podcast: Legal pitfalls can ruin great farming enterprises

Water licences and farm lease agreements can become tricky for up-and-coming farmers. We chat to agricultural lawyer Katlego Ngwane about the common pitfalls that can ruin great businesses.