Home Changemakers Groundbreakers

Groundbreakers

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...

Mavis Hlatshwayo’s farm grows daily as she commits herself to it

For most of her life, Mavis Nomvula Hlatshwayo has been committed to farming. Although she only attended school up until grade 3, Hlatshwayo has...

The township food revolution has started

Food For Mzansi has enabled me to tell the stories of a series of tumultuous agricultural journeys and successes of black urban farmers around...

Growing hope by the River Dzindi

The evergreen hills and valleys of Limpopo roll for what seems like an eternity. Its beauty catches the eye, captures the soul and remains...

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...

For these sisters gardening is a path to the future

On a plot of land in Waterfield, Limpopo, sisters Samora (44) and Malebese (51) Sekhukhune live in a house rumoured to have once been...

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...
00:03:03

From foreman to farmer – Edwin Mahlatsi made it happen

Edwin Thulo Mahlatsi, an established farmer in the Free State and Grain SA’s 2017 New Era Farmer of the Year, has experienced nothing but...

‘God has plans for me,’ proclaims award-winning agriculturist

As a township girl, the 27-year-old Lerato Senakhomo never dreamt of becoming a farmer. In fact, she hated the idea. Today she is an...

Siyabonga Mngoma is an organic crusader battling for Mzansi’s health

Siyabonga Mngoma (41) is a crusader in the battle for the health of South Africans. She is an aspiring nutritionist and farming ace who...

Must Read

From Paarl to Phuthaditjhaba, learners are embracing agriculture

When JaQuill Howard, a 17-year-old learner from Charleston Hill High School in Paarl, attended the launch of the Food For Mzansi Agri Career Fair,...

45 Cape wine farmers find ally in indigenous fynbos

The rich and diverse indigenous fynbos of South Africa’s winelands has become a welcome ally to the region’s wine farmers, providing natural eco-systems between...

Liewe Lulu: He’s engaged, and my heart is broken

Down-and-out from Bloemfontein in the Free State writes… Liewe Lulu, Last year I met the finest, sexiest, established man at a Macufe event in the city....

‘I’m no Pablo Escobar, but I am a bad-ass chef’

The adage, “you eat with your eyes” has never been truer in an era where social media rules the world, says chef Jess Levin...

RECIPE: Spooky cake truffles

A less than perfect chocolate cake is just another reality we must come to terms with. Have no clue what to do with those offcuts...