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‘You cannot sit all day,’ says award-winning Free State farmer

As income levels continue to rise in South Africa, the preference for meat products from local sources is set to keep increasing. This is...

R307 million to upscale black citrus farmers

Black citrus farmers who need funding to expand their operations can start applying today with the new Citrus Growers Association (CGA) Economic Transformation Programme. With...

Limitations only make this economist more determined to succeed

For generations, black women in Mzansi have been rocks during times of adversity, often paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps. This is what inspired Grain SA junior agricultural economist Ikageng Maluleke to actively seek out her place in a predominantly male dominated industry.   The 30-year-old says growing...
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Farmer lives out his 27-year-old dream

For livestock farmer Andries van der Poll, the key to realising his dream was not to focus on success. Instead, he emphasized the significance of his endeavour.  Van der Poll’s...

‘Quantity, quality and common sense,” is this farmer’s success mantra

Mampe Mmeregi always dreamt of owning her own farm one day. Her aspirations, however, seemed far-fetched, as there were little to no agricultural activities...

‘Hunger to succeed’ lands 21yo wine enthusiast a rare opportunity

The moment when a 21-year-old describes wine as “bottled poetry”, you immediately know that it’s their passion talking. It is this exact passion that...

Organisation is ‘guardian angel’ for small-scale farmers

More than four decades ago residents from Lawaaikamp in George in the Western Cape were faced with being forcefully removed from their homes in...
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PODCAST: Agriworker’s son now drives the bakkie and owns the farm

For many farmers, their work is a labour of love. For Whernit Dirks, co-owner of Genadeshoop Boerdery near Piketberg in the Western Cape, nothing...

Agri-worker goes from retrenchment to award-winning entrepreneur

When Eugene Simons was retrenched in 2004, along with her husband who worked at the same organic farm, all she thought about was her...

Farming is hard work, says 29-year-old livestock enthusiast

As a young boy, growing up in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu Natal, Ndumiso Gule woke up to the sounds of sheep, goats, and...

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‘I let my work do the talking,’ says 22-year-old farm manager

When Inga Butshingi’s parents packed his bags when he was 15 and travelled with him 441 km east of Butterworth to enrol him in...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a welder

Lengau Mothiane (35) is a welder and director of Horizon Southern Group. He worked himself up from a herd boy in the fields near...

SA’s tilapia fish farmers swimming upstream against cheap imports

South African tilapia fish farmers say cheap imports from China have been hurting them for far too long, placing them in a precarious situation....

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 22 September 2020

On another busy day in South African agriculture, these are the top three things you should take note of happening in Mzansi’s dynamic agricultural...

WATCH: Budgeting to grow your agribusiness

Everybody has heard about budgeting, but very few people actually do it. On this episode of Food For Mzansi TV, we chat to Bertie...