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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...

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...

Khoesan descendants produce highest quality rooibos

Tucked away in the magnificent Cederberg Mountain Range in the Western Cape hides one of Mzansi’s oldest and most historic villages – Wupperthal. The...

Businessman turned farmer is building generational wealth

Tsabello Mapupa (46) watches his livestock with disbelief as it comes out of the kraal. “l can’t believe these are mine. I wake up...

Farming opportunities for passionate youngsters come to the Free State

A new partnership between the Sernick Group and Future Farmers is opening up commercial cattle farming to young people in the Free State that...

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Food clubs: Let’s turn the tables on SA’s deteriorating health

Sick people get sicker much easier and much faster than healthy people. It is really that simple. Once the first line of defence in...

Young coffee roaster plans to uplift smallholder farmers in Mzansi and...

At the beginning of 2007, Mhlengi Ngcobo was just another happy 13-year-old boy playing with his friends after school. Then suddenly he started getting...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 10 July

The agricultural master plan is in full swing and today vegetable industry stakeholders had the opportunity to give input. These are the top three...

How to wash fruit, veggies to safeguard them from virus

If you’re not already washing your fresh fruit and vegetables before consumption, you have got a problem. Two health experts, Andrea du Plessis and...

Liewe Lulu: Is there a proposal on the horizon?

Over The Edge from Bela-Bela in Limpopo writes… Liewe Lulu, I like to think that I am a smart girl who can make good decisions for...