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Side hustle: How teacher became egg farmer in lockdown

After his initial business idea of selling fast foods fell through in 2018 due to inadequate market research, Ntoampe Mashamaite (29) from Polokwane, Limpopo...

How to farm without land (and a vehicle of your own!)

When Khanyile Langa from Qonce in the Eastern Cape saw the opportunity to unleash his entrepreneurial capabilities at the age of 22, he grabbed...

Rural kid makes good on international agri stage

Many great people can claim relatively humble beginnings, compared to the great heights they end up reaching. Dr Siphe Zantsi, a South African agricultural...

World Vet Day: Meet an agricultural veterinarian

The work of agricultural veterinarians is crucial to the South African economy. As the source of the nation’s food, the agricultural sector is arguably...

Springbok reveals: ‘Farming brought me closer to God’

In an exclusive interview with Food For Mzansi, the Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis talks about his ultimate life plan: to be a full-time...

This young farmer helped commercialise his dad’s farm

For years 28-year-old Gustav Thekiso’s father toiled away on his own as a subsistence farmer. It was the only thing he was good at...

‘Don’t believe the naysayers,’ says Limpopo agripreneur

Ndivhuwo Budeli wishes he had ignored the advice of those who believed it couldn't be done when he wanted to begin farming five years...

Attorney starts egg business to ‘rebuild country’

“Being educated is great, but your success is entirely in your own hands,” says Lungelo Ndebele, a fully qualified attorney who started her own...

How Tsholo found purpose through tragedy

Next up on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas celebrating female farmers is Tsholo Penyenye from Ramatlabama village in North West. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we...

Meet the woman saving our bees one farm at a time

Entrepreneurs often have some kind of big revelation before they decide to embark on new ventures. For Mmabatho Portia Morudi, that moment came when...

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Growing medicine: Former nurse finds healing in the soil

Farming had been embedded into Busisiwe Mgangxela’s DNA before she was even born. On her mother’s side, Mgangxela (60) recalls that her grandfather, Albert Mahobe,...

Govt. buys Ventersdorp farm for evicted workers

Families evicted from the Blesbokfontein Farm in Ventersdorp, North West, two months ago, have been living in two municipal halls. Some of the evictees...

Confessions: Farmer’s bae stuck in honeypot

Torn and cornered from Mahikeng writes Liewe LuluMy girl’s best friend came to my house very upset recently after another incident of her bae cheating...

Karoo learners discover A to Z of study opportunities

Learners in the Karoo village of Murraysburg got exposure to hundreds of different agricultural and other careers showcased at an exciting expo hosted by...

Prioritise national biodiversity policy, pleads SA Hunters

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SA Hunters) believes a high-level government report has highlighted the need for a national biodiversity policy...