Mentors

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

No room for slackers in agri, warns wool farmer

Not everyone would gravitate towards a career that involves endless days of strenuous work and zero off days. Oh, and dismiss the thought of...

Mentor farmer is sharing his privilege

Changed by an ordeal he survived twenty years ago, Free State farmer Wessel Bibbey looked deep into his own soul. Today he is mentoring...

Maluti Farming PALS heralds new dawn for land reform

The establishment of a brand-new land reform initiative in the Free State is considered a giant leap forward in South Africa’s endeavour to address...

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Jobs Fund: Open high-value opportunities to smallholders

Developing a sustainable agriculture sector means growing both the farm and the farmer, writes head of the Jobs Fund Najwah Allie-Edries, the same level of effort...

Accelerate water management to boost food production

“We realised the importance of accelerating integrated water resources management efforts to decrease stress on food production, water supply and sanitation services. Source protection for...

KZN farmers offer life-changing opportunities to students

When commercial farmers in the Harry Gwala District in KwaZulu-Natal noticed that farm management students from the local college were forced to go from...

Fuel-price reprieve could stabilise rising input costs

The slight drop in the price of fuel is good news for farmers who are busy harvesting, says Paul Makube, a senior agricultural economist...

Farmer torn between career and motherhood

Compromising mother hen in Bloemfontein writesI gave birth to a beautiful baby boy just four months ago. I am 35 and would like to...