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To make it in agriculture ‘you need help, it’s that simple’

When the opportunity to lay the foundation of his own farming business presented itself to Whernit Dirks at the age of 17, the farmer...

Vet changing the lives of small-scale pig farmers across Mzansi

When Cilliers Louw was a little boy his father would take him out of school on days when the veterinarians came to visit surrounding...

A sacrifice to honour his late father’s legacy reaped him many rewards

It was exactly 11 years ago when Petrus Ranko Tsotetsi made the sacrifice to quit his job, leave his family and move about 349...

Rapper turned farmer Mo’Molemi lives up to his name

You may know him for Motswako hits such as “Footprints” and “A Sia”, but these days the acclaimed Motswako rapper Motlapele “Mojo Man” Morule,...

Rejection is merely a redirection, says agripreneur

When Phathutshedzo Marvelous Madula (26) lost a four-year fight to obtain a learnership that stood between him and an engineering qualification, he thought he...

Limpopo farmer channels the passions of his renegade ancestors

Aldrin Lawrence (51) farms in the Mara area of the Vhembe district of Limpopo, in a little farming town, called Buysdorp, named for his...

Meet the farming twins, Karabo and Kamohelo Mahlaba

Since their birth in 1996, Karabo and Kamohelo Mahlaba have been each other’s best friends. They played together, cried together and now they also...

Khayelitsha farmer remains faithful to her calling

In the late hours of the evening in the township called Khayelitsha in Cape Town, a desperate Thozama Sikiti went down on her knees...

‘I’m here to stay’ – the incredible story of grain farmer Alfreda Mars

Tonight at 20:00, viewers meet the remarkable Alfreda Mars who farms just outside Moorreesburg in the Western Cape. Duncan Masiwa reports that initially, many...

Daredevil farmer won’t let one misstep take him down

To become a truly great farmer in a competitive agricultural landscape, you have to take daredevil risks while holding fear in one hand and...

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Land reform: R6 m. for beneficiaries after KZN agreement

A total of 194 households in Ubizo, near Richards Bay, have benefitted to the tune of R6-million following an agreement signed two years ago between...

Future of SA wine discussed at 2021 info day

South African wine businesses will convene virtually at the start of 2021 to take a look at the state of the industry and equip...

Four things happening in SA agriculture today, 26 November

Today on the agricultural agenda, the minister of environment, forestry, and fisheries will announce the recipients of the R1,3 million cash injection for their...

25-year-old stud breeder shows agriculture is not just for boys

There is a new generation of farmers on the agricultural fields of South Africa who are standing back for nothing and no-one. Amongst them...

Young Farmer of the Year humble despite his notable victory

The maxim "be humble, win big" fits the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TLU SA) Young Farmer of the Year, Danie Bester, unequivocally. Even...