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Young farmers didn’t take no for an answer

The popular expression “two heads are better than one” definitely has some truth to it, but sometimes two heads just aren’t enough. A group...

Ambitious military veteran found his future in agriculture

Having dedicated 10 years of his life to the military, Thembalihle Tobo felt that it was time to pursue other opportunities. He noticed some...

Money, land is no excuse, says chicken farmer

About 30-minutes east of Pretoria sits the town of Cullinan, renowned for the discovery of the largest rough gem diamond in 1905. However, that...

Farmer finally picking the fruits of his labour

Pruning fruit trees is an art and a science, and Charles Pietersen is the artist and barefoot scientist. He spent the past 40 years...

Farming is hard work, says 29-year-old livestock enthusiast

As a young boy, growing up in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu Natal, Ndumiso Gule woke up to the sounds of sheep, goats, and...

Fruit farm gives learners a chance at reaching their full potential

“When you’ve been a teacher for over 40 years, you understand that education is the only way to break the cycle of poverty in...

Khoesan descendants produce highest quality rooibos

Tucked away in the magnificent Cederberg Mountain Range in the Western Cape hides one of Mzansi’s oldest and most historic villages – Wupperthal. The...

Perseverance drives his farming dream

A farmer’s work is definitely not child’s play and Sizo Tshabalala’s story is a testament to that. It took guts and perseverance for the...

Rubbish dump proved to be a treasure trove for female agriculturalists

In 2012, a group of women from Mapetla East in Soweto looked at a rubbish dump behind a primary school in the area and...

Managing her family farm helps woman fight lupus

Three years ago, on the eve of her 24th birthday, Christin-Joy Middleton lost everything. While working as an au pair in Los Angeles in...

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Organisation is ‘guardian angel’ for small-scale farmers

More than four decades ago residents from Lawaaikamp in George in the Western Cape were faced with being forcefully removed from their homes in...

Expropriation bill opened for comment over December holiday

Feeling run down after a long year? We get it, but before you take a break, it’s really important to make your voice heard...

In Mzansi ‘Festive’ is a lifestyle, not a season

If you are like me, and you are in awe of the cheery festive decorations in malls and fascinated by the delectable displays of...

Make Food For Mzansi’s Three-course Christmas spread

It’s exactly 12 days to Christmas and in many Mzansi households the head cook of the family is gearing up to impress at this...

From selling fish and chips to running two farming enterprises

When 24-year-old Njabulo Mbokane did her final year at Carolina Academic school in 2013, she had no idea what career path she would follow....