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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Reserve Bank eases pressure on indebted farmers

Agricultural economist from the Western Cape department of agriculture explain how farmers are set to benefit from the country's unchanged repo rate of 3.5%.

More illegal booze on streets than legal wine and ciders

The alcohol sales bans over the last 15 months have not only plunged wine and barley farmers in crisis. Furthermore, the illicit trade sales by volume have now overtaken the entire combined wine and cider sectors.

‘Farm-to-fork start-up’ scoops FEED innovation prize

A week after he graduated with a Master’s degree, a software developer and his fellow FoodPrint co-founders were also announced as winners of the prestigious Inqola FEED Innovation Prize.

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

Chronic procrastinator from Barberton, Mpumalanga writes… Liewe Lulu…How do you stop procrastinating?As the calendar closes in on the spring planting season, I am behind on...

The Makoele’s got the land, and they’re nurturing it!

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free...