Mentors

How Mokgadi traded heels for gumboots to build a legacy

In this week's #SoilSistas feature we travel to rural Limpopo to meet farmer and environmental management scientist Mokgadi Manamela. She was selected for Corteva Women Agripreneur Programme 2021, a year-long blended...

From unemployed graduate to farmer – and loving it!

Mzansi’s #SoilSistas are a breath of fresh air in the agricultural space. And this week we travel to Kalbasfontein in Gauteng to meet maize and cattle farmer Keabetswe Mokgatla. She was...

Meet the domestic worker turned chicken farmer

Next up on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Khethiwe Maseko, the founder of Gugulam Poultry House in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we highlight some of the extraordinary female...

This farmer smiles when she hears bees buzzing

Next up on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign we meet Metsana Kojane, founder of Eden Roots. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we're highlighting some of the extraordinary female farmers participating in Corteva...

How Tsholo found purpose through tragedy

Next up on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas celebrating female farmers is Tsholo Penyenye from Ramatlabama village in North West. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we highlight some of the extraordinary women who...

How Musa went from beginner to winner in just one year

Food For Mzansi is proud to announce #SoilSistas, a new campaign celebrating female farmers across South Africa. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we will highlight some of the extraordinary women who are...

Tonight on TV: How to find the right farming mentor

Whernit Dirks’ life is proof that your circumstances do not have to define your life path. His inspiring story is told in tonight's episode of For the love of the land,...

Tonight on TV: Mentor inspires young, black farmers

Changed by an ordeal he survived 20 years ago, Free State farmer Wessel Bibbey looked deep into his own soul. Today, he is mentoring young and dynamic farmers in an effort...

Tonight on TV: Breaking gender barriers in grain farming

They say men are from Mars, but have you heard about Alfreda? Alfreda Mars, the inspirational grain and sheep farmer who has been breaking all sorts of barriers in the Western...

‘Politics and greed don’t work with farming’

Farmer Samson Mahlaba has been working the land since 1969, so if anybody can give farming advice from experience, it’s him. Mahlaba's inspiring story is told in the first episode of...

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From bullied teen to 15yo kitchen entrepreneur

Siphesile Mhlongo (15) from KwaZulu-Natal may not be old enough to drive or attend culinary school yet, this has not stopped her from starting...

Recipe: Sippy’s strawberry shake

Siphesile Mhlongo is only 15, but she's already running her own business, teaching other teens to cook. Having joined her mom to experiment in the...

Chicken farm guide: Tips on chicken feed

Farming with chickens is relatively cheap compared to other farming options. One of your biggest expenses will be chicken feed, so you need to know exactly how to minimise food wastage and spoilage in order to keep your costs down.

African swine fever tips for small-scale pig farmers

African swine fever is no child’s play. It can literally destroy pig farmers overnight. Currently, Mzansi has at least 52 outbreaks across the country. An expert has top tips on biosecurity measures.

Farm dwellers, farmers clash with government over land

Farm dwellers, whose families have lived on Bapsfontein Farm (portion 5 of Varkfontein) near Bronkhorstspruit since 1954, have taken control of 160 of its 222 hectares, claiming that they are the rightful beneficiaries of the land.