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Meet 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. However,...

Building a farming empire requires help – lots of it!

When Northern Cape farmer Kamogelo Hantise started her successful hydroponic farming enterprise in 2019 with the help of funding, she quickly realised that her...

‘Careful, gentlemen, Alfreda Mars is in the house’

On Monday at 18:30, viewers meet the remarkable Alfreda Mars who farms just outside Moorreesburg in the Western Cape. Duncan Masiwa reports that initially,...

From cushy corporate job to cannabis entrepreneur

“My proudest and most frightening moment was resigning from a great corporate role to be an entrepreneur with a start-up business,” says Marianne Brown,...

‘Who needs big retailers when you’ve got taxi ranks?’

If there’s one piece of advice that agripreneur Thuli Mageba has taken to heart, it is the words of her grandmother, Nomkhosi Zulu, who...

Meet the Olympian rower who, in the end, chose farming

Despite being a junior Olympian, there was never any doubt that Paul Lombard would, one day, end up in agriculture. After all, both his...

Sugarcane leader: ‘Nothing happens without a woman’

As a child, Rejoice Ncwane was already well versed in the skills of sugarcane farming. While she may have once entertained the idea of...

Former Umkhonto we Sizwe soldier finds solace in the soil

Mpumalanga farmer Bongani Dlamini feels privileged to own land – a privilege that still eludes most South Africans. Yet, he is mindful that farming is a long game.

Former herdboy now employs 20

From a herdboy in the fields near Heilbron in the Free State to an entrepreneur focusing on farm infrastructure maintenance and provision in the...

Meet 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...

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Motsepe, we’re asking nicely. Where are the farmer billions?

Amid uncertainty about a so-called multi-billion rand fund for farmers, mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has now also promised to increase prize money in major...

UK retailers loving Mzansi’s high-quality stone fruit

British fruit lovers can now look forward to the very best of Mzansi’s peaches, nectarines and other stone fruit following a partnership agreement between...

Women in agriculture: Register now to attend webinar

This is your last chance to register for the International Women’s Day webinar held on Monday. The event, hosted by Corteva Agriscience and the...

Fake Covid-19 vaccine ring busted in Gauteng

While South Africa has seen a rapid decline in Covid-19 infections in the last few weeks, people remain desperate for a vaccine. Last night,...

Farming podcast: Agriculture is our solution

In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government’s recovery plan focuses on raising the economy’s long-term growth rate...