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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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What farmers should know about workplace injuries

In a brand-new monthly feature, Stephan Pietersen from Work Accident Support answers some of the most pressing farmers’ questions. This month, he discusses the...

3 more years to bring veld back to life after drought

While drought-stricken areas of the Western Cape will need three years of above-average rainfall for the veld to fully recover, the provincial government has...

Your guide to landing an agriculture internship

If you have just graduated from high school or from a higher education institution and are considering making a career in agriculture, landing an internship in the sector could...

Newly-commercialising black farmers rock auction records

A group of up-and-coming livestock farmers in the Free State are on cloud nine after hosting their very first commercial farmers' auction with a...

Agriculture can greatly benefit from ‘a woman’s touch’

This week on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Nomathamsanqa Dyonase, founder of Nomady Training and Development. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we're highlighting some of...