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New black-owned wine producer takes flight

A brand-new, 100% black-owned and managed wine producer is being born. The culmination of a 13-year-long development project will see the Elethu farm in Bonnievale shake off its training wheels...

Former herd boy now runs his own agri business

From a herd boy in the fields near Heilbron to a successful entrepreneur focusing on farm infrastructure maintenance and provision in the greater Kroonstad area -...

Mama Nomonde, the Gugs queen who started 8 veggie gardens

On the outskirts of the Mother City lies Gugulethu, one of the oldest townships with just shy of 100 000 residents. One of them is...

Seeing with other senses: the story of a blind gardener

When you visit Vuyo Tsika (72) at his home in Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town, he’ll gladly tell you the painful story...

Agri Careers: First Cape Sommelier from ‘other side of the mountain’

After years of intensive training Heinrich Bothman – our very own “wine farm-acist” – recently became the first qualified sommelier in the Robertson Wine Valley...

Agri workers’ tenacity lands them their own farm

It’s 5 am and before the sun rises over the Overberg region in the southernmost part of Mzansi, André Hans wakes up to get...

Entrepreneur trades her high heels for gumboots

Urban farmer Vuthlari Chauke (32) is no ordinary woman. She’s a self-motivated powerhouse in the world of farming with intellectual vision and a killer...

EXCLUSIVE: Wandile Sihlobo, SA’s hip-hop-loving economist

Wandile Sihlobo undoubtedly looks dapper in a suit when he’s rubbing shoulders with the likes of pres. Cyril Ramaphosa and minister Thoko Didiza, but...

‘Farming is not a mattress to lie on’

Thapelo Kgopodithate might be just 33 years old, but he’s already learned one of life’s greatest lessons. He learned that “farming in the Kalahari is...

Indigenous vegetables ‘are not poor people’s food’

Qinisani Qwabe grew up in a small rural community called eSihuzu in northern KwaZulu-Natal. He was raised by his grandparents and he fondly remembers...

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Food clubs: Let’s turn the tables on SA’s deteriorating health

Sick people get sicker much easier and much faster than healthy people. It is really that simple. Once the first line of defence in...

Young coffee roaster plans to uplift smallholder farmers in Mzansi and...

At the beginning of 2007, Mhlengi Ngcobo was just another happy 13-year-old boy playing with his friends after school. Then suddenly he started getting...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 10 July

The agricultural master plan is in full swing and today vegetable industry stakeholders had the opportunity to give input. These are the top three...

How to wash fruit, veggies to safeguard them from virus

If you’re not already washing your fresh fruit and vegetables before consumption, you have got a problem. Two health experts, Andrea du Plessis and...

Liewe Lulu: Is there a proposal on the horizon?

Over The Edge from Bela-Bela in Limpopo writes… Liewe Lulu, I like to think that I am a smart girl who can make good decisions for...