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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,...

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...

Former car mechanic now dreams of farming commercially

These days Petrus Tsotetsi might be a successful farmer, but not too long ago he was fixing cars for a living and also previously...

VKB mentor planting seeds of hope and opportunity in new farmers

Selflessness has become a scarce trait amongst many. However, altruism is certainly synonymous with Francois Crause who has been mentoring new farmers for the...

How a former hairstylist became a leader in agriculture

Picture this. A former hairdresser is now making waves in the agricultural space, and she’s just been recognised as one of Africa’s most influential...

How Kleinjan and Cois together forged their farming destiny

Passion is often the most notable characteristic of a successful entrepreneur. And Kleinjan Gasekoma, owner of one of the most successful cattle farms in...

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#AloneTogether: Farmers manage to keep harvesting despite lockdown

Congrats! You survived day 1 of South Africa’s unprecedented Covid-19 lockdown. The remaining 20 days will not be easy and, if you’re like the...

Urban farming was the saving grace for an unemployed youth

Three years ago, Mosesi Mosesi (28) was jobless and hopeless. When an opportunity for a learnership in horticulture came along, he took a huge leap of faith. That leap has completely changed his life,...

21 recipes to keep you sane during Covid-19 lockdown

Social distancing and to self-quarantine is Mzansi’s new normal. Our 21-day lockdown to try and limit the spread of Covid-19 has officially kicked in,...

Liewe Lulu: My monster-in-law says I’m not a real Makoti

Defeated Makoti from Zwelitsha in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape writes…  Liewe Lulu, where do I even begin. I met my super bae Sipho in my hometown of Pretoria five years ago when we were still at university. It was love...

Good food has the ability to heal the mind, says food...

Khanya Mzongwana has her fingers in many pies. The 30-year-old food stylist develops recipes for Woolworths TASTE Magazine  and Times Live and she’s a brand ambassador for Devil's Peak Beer.   She uses her innovative food brain to create dishes for the new kid on the culinary block, No Rules...