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He started successful poultry farm after watching a YouTube video

One day in 2019 Emmanuel Gumede was on his cell phone watching YouTube videos when he stumbled upon a video about the back-yard broiler business. He was captivated by what he saw.  He did some digging and the...

The art of patience carries livestock farmer to rise above severe storms

What does it really feel like being a black person and to own land? Not just a small portion, but large amounts of it...

No ‘bluetooth farmers’ needed, says young cattleman

Near Bloemfontein in the Free State lies a 700-hectare farm, mostly grazed by cattle, sheep and goats. The sizeable land is home to over...

Respected scientist wins the hearts of farmers and Mother Nature

Women who want the whole package – an enviable career, husband, children, fulfilment – seldom find a rural environment able to provide. But Dr...

Struggling NW goat farmer dreams of going commercial

In Ganyesa, North West the 30-year-old Neo Leburu has been toiling passionately under the umbrella of agriculture. She has been a goat farmer for...

From acts of kindness to an exciting agri tech business

The saying “when you educate a woman you educate a nation” fits the founder and CEO of Farmers Assistant, Linah Maphanga, like a glove. The 28-year–old spent most of her university years and her career educating and transforming the lives...

‘I always knew I was going to be a farmer since I was 14 years old’

While other girls in her community wanted to become ballerinas and go to university, 24-year-old Salomè Scholtz, from a small farming town in the...

Women’s Month: 15 #shebosses have a message for men in agri

While agriculture remains a predominantly male-dominated sector, a generation of female powerhouses have already taken up space and, if you ask us, chances are...

The story of a man who sacrificed plenty to fund his agri dream

Success seldom presents itself without sacrifice, and for Sydney Claassen, these words could not be truer. After walking away from a comfy government job with...

Tannie Susan, the cotton queen of the Northern Cape

Meandering through the fluffy cotton fields of a Northern Cape farm you will find the overlapping footsteps of a hardworking woman etched out in...

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From selling veggies at taxi rank to supplying Shoprite

With just 65 hectares of land at her disposal, Makhosazane Sambo, together with a group of green-fingered women are slowly, but surely growing Sikhwahlane,...

Rural violence: ‘If you speak out, you starve’

The conviction rate in incidents of gender-based violence and femicide are abysmally low in rural communities, says activist Bronwyn Litkie (35). Apart from a lack...

Liewe Lulu: What is marriage material?

Matrimonially Shunned from Kimberley in the Northern Cape writes… Liewe Lulu, I have been ghosted yet again. Third time in a row for me, sis. I met...

Kwanalu hands over safety and security memorandum to SAPS

In a response to the escalation in farm related violence the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) has handed over a safety and security memorandum to...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 25 September 2020

Good morning, Mzansi. We have come to the end of the week and there is no better way to end off than with a...