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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...

Successful herb farmer knows no boundaries

Nestled between the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch and the Haweqwa Nature Reserve next to Groenberg, you’ll find the ever busy agripreneur...

We’ve moved from pap to umdoko, says KwaZulu-Natal small scale farmer

“We have moved on from pap. We also bake bread and my children showed me how make a kind of a flat cake –...

Langkloof farmers are determined to show that land reform can work

Spend a Friday afternoon with Patrick Cornelius in the Langkloof and you will learn more about apple tree roots than you ever thought was...
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Vuyani Lolwane carries on his father’s farming legacy

Vuyani Lolwane knows there is a world of possibilities in the soil and he is not afraid to chase them. His late father, Thando,...

Mentoring programme opens the door to commercial farming

The dream of farming commercially will soon become a reality for six emerging farmers from the Free State. They were identified through the Sernick...

KZN child herders now play key role in livestock and animal health

For the past 44 years Mdukatshani, a non-profit organisation, has been working with women and youth in Weenen and Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal. In these...

Commodity groups team up with Western Cape government to boost new farmers

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has signed a new memorandum of agreement with eleven agricultural custodians to help black upcoming farmers. This forms...

Future Farmers opens international doors for aspiring young farmers

An award-winning dairy farmer in Howick, KwaZulu Natal has changed the lives of hundreds of aspiring young farmers in Mzansi. Through her Future Farmers...

Mzansi experts set to revive Russian sheep industry

For the first time since the Second World War, Russians will be able to enjoy lamb more regularly, thanks to a business deal recently...

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Farming podcast: Agriculture is our solution

In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government’s recovery plan focuses on raising the economy’s long-term growth rate...

Home food garden: What to plant in March

Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the...

From going bust to supplying Spar in just 6 months

In the heart of Mbokotwane, a village less than 20 minutes away from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, a black-owned farming business empowers youth...

What’s behind SA’s avocado tiff with Tanzania?

As Mzansi celebrates the start of its new avocado season, the country is locked in a bitter fight over Tanzanian avocados. This, after a...

7 (not-so-easy!) ways to get farmland in SA

We all know how important farming is for our livelihood in Mzansi, not just as an employment opportunity, but to feed and clothe our people....