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How Reyneke built up his pioneering organic winery

Many university students work as waiters or waitresses, bartenders, tutors or even store assistants to earn some pocket money to get them through the...

Transportation: Your farmworkers aren’t cattle

A Western Cape farmer, Michael Vorster, is pleading his fellow agriculturists to also prioritise the safe transportation of farmworkers. Across South Africa, many are...

Farming ‘could be the best economic vehicle for the future’

For 27-year-old commercial farmer Ayanda Zulu the decision to pursue farming as a full time career four years ago was inspired by an encounter...

I really want to make a difference, says young leader

To many, Breyton Milford is known as the fellow promoting the image of agriculture to the general public as promotion and marketing organisation Agri-Expo’s...

Johannesburg grocer is embracing change spurred by covid-19

The global covid-19 pandemic is ushering in a wave of what has widely become known as the “conscientious consumer,” believes Johannesburg-based grocery owner, Gary...

Agri partnerships are key to success, says Limpopo farmer

The agricultural sector plays an important role in South Africa by providing job and food security to many people in the country, particularly those...

‘Being black, young, female and the boss requires a thick skin’

Amidst the fresh dairy air and cow dung of a mega Eastern Cape dairy farm, you will find Sinokuphile Kekezwa dreaming that one day...

Tsaone channels nurturing spirit to care for her livestock

The relationship between a farmer and their livestock is almost sacred, believes 22-year-old Tsaone Gaseitshubelwe. Along with her father, Tebogonyane (53) and three brothers,...

Ditsebe serving black girl wine magic, one glass at a time

Let’s be real. If you’re thinking about the typical profile of a South African wine farmer, you’re probably not imagining someone named Tebogo Ditsebe....

Young coffee roaster plans to uplift smallholder farmers in Mzansi and Africa

At the beginning of 2007, Mhlengi Ngcobo was just another happy 13-year-old boy playing with his friends after school. Then suddenly he started getting...

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African horse sickness strikes Western Cape farm

After five suspected cases of African horse sickness (AHS) were detected on a Cederberg farm, the Western Cape government has taken emergency steps to...

Drop it like it’s hot: Pleasant autumn weekend awaits

If you don’t have weekend plans, you should perhaps find at least one good reason to spend some time outdoors. Another pleasant autumn weekend...

Container shortage threatens SA’s bumper fruit harvests

The citrus industry continues to scramble to secure enough mobile refrigerated shipping containers, known as reefer containers, in order to meet this year’s citrus...

Farmers and workers: How to register for Covid-19 vaccine

Farmers and farmworkers who are 60 years and older can now register to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. This, after government officially opened online registrations...

Avian influenza: Botswana bans Mzansi poultry imports

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) is yet to comment on the decision of Botswana to ban poultry products from Mzansi after an outbreak...