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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...

‘Talking to the chiefs is an uphill battle’

At the age of 92, Dr Sam Motsuenyane is as committed to the betterment of black lives as he was back in in 1964...

From failed au pair to wine icon in the making

Berene Sauls doesn’t walk. She power-walks. She is at work, and it's not by moving slowly that she had worked her way up from...

‘I just did not believe that black people could farm’

Growing up in Thohoyandou in Limpopo I thought a farmer was… only of a certain colour. I just did not believe that black people could...

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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...