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How Siphiwe became a praise singer for African foods

As a young girl, Siphiwe Sithole dreamed of being a singer. Images of gracing the international stages of the world, her gift for song...

Lenasia’s ‘sheep uncle’ driving Muslim agricultural revolution

Passion is a hard thing to fake. You either have it or you don’t. And Lenasia-based livestock agriculturalist, Imraan Ishmael has it in spades....

Zozo grows farmers through the Masakhane project

In the fishing town of Gansbaai in the Western Cape, the Masakhane Community Farm and Training Centre is slowly but surely empowering community members with farming knowledge. Zokhanyo "Zozo" Bikani...

How one man changed Orange Farm into an organic food hub

It’s often said that it takes just one individual to set the course of an entire community on a path towards hope and prosperity....

Vredesberg brings prosperity through goat farming

Imagine, just for a moment, a farm without any employees, but with shareholders who benefit from the dividends. It seems highly unlikely, right? Actually,...

Electrician finds his spark in cotton farming

How long does it take to make a dream come true? Sometimes, it can happen overnight, or in the case of Frans Khambi Malela,...
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Former taxi boss well on his way to commercial farming

Growing up on a farm in Heilbron in the Free State, Paul Mvelekweni Malindi had some experience with livestock. However, moving into the world of modern farming...

‘Farming brothers’ inspire with mentorship relationship

“Brotherhood is not based on the colour of your skin,” says Bishop Hlony Radebe, a black Free State farmer, about his mentorship relationship with...

Agri-preneur changes lives through organic veggies

Solly Tladi dodged a bullet. Literally. As a young law student at the University of Limpopo an assassin was sent to put a bullet...

‘Humble spud can go a long way to improve food security’

Born with green fingers and a twin brother, Louis Pretorius (61) fondly reminisces growing vegetables at the budding age of eight. He produced pumpkins...

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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...