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Young manager dreams of owning the whole chain, from farm to fork

Andile Siphesihle Ngcobo (25), never imagined himself as a farmer. But he’s always wanted to do something related to the food industry. “I thought of...

The township food revolution has started

Food For Mzansi has enabled me to tell the stories of a series of tumultuous agricultural journeys and successes of black urban farmers around...

He has the heart and hands of a farmer with the mind of an entrepreneur

For Max Ndamane, 2004 was a nightmare year. He lives in Richmond in the Northern Cape Karoo, a small town alongside the N1. Up...

Young agriculturalist serves farmers in the Eastern Cape

A 28-year-old agriculturist is spearheading Grain SA’s influential Farmer Development Programme in the Eastern Cape. Sinelizwi Fakade was attracted to farming from a young...

Farming is a woman’s world, after all

Alfreda Mars (44) fulfilled her father's legacy by running her own flourishing farm in the Swartland region of the Western Cape. All she knew...

Underberg Farmers Association maps out emerging farming hurdles and solutions

Learning the ropes of becoming a successful farmer is probably the hardest thing to do when you have just entered the farming industry. As...

Black Tobacco Farmers band together to form association

Black tobacco farmers in South Africa have rallied together and recently formed the Black Tobacco Farmers’ Association (BTFA). The affiliation strives to prioritise and...

Young farmers flock to AFASA summit

More than 100 participants attended the third Annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit recently held in Johannesburg. Nono Sekhoto, AFASA’s Youth Chairperson, describes the two-day event...

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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a fish farmer

Leslie Ter Morshuizen (52) has always been passionate about fish. In fact, he was breeding goldfish and tilapia as a young boy on their...

Didiza appoints interim board for troubled state veterinary company

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has appointed a new interim board for Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) and ordered...

Hurry up, journalism programme for aspiring writers still open

Do you live in the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal or the Western Cape? Then there might still be a spot for you to join an...

Covid-19 ‘put black female representation in restaurants on the back burner’

In a world where professional kitchens have long been dominated by white males, Dr Anna Trapido believes that it is about high time that...

RECIPE: Sorghum flapjacks

Food anthropologist, author, chef and commentator Dr Anna Trapido is not a fan of quinoa, as widely touted as it is. When it comes...