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From household chore to successful agribusiness

“Farming was part of a long list of chores we had to do growing up. We had no idea that what started out as...

Young farm manager has ambitions higher than the Drakensberg

The East Griqualand Highlands in the southernmost of the Drakensberg is considered KwaZulu Natal’s best kept secret. Among these mountains – whose altitude range...

Revival of small-scale cotton farming can push back rural poverty

There is an upsurge in small-scale cotton farming that can play a significant role in alleviating rural poverty. Cotton is being planted again in...

Mavis Hlatshwayo’s farm grows daily as she commits herself to it

For most of her life, Mavis Nomvula Hlatshwayo has been committed to farming. Although she only attended school up until grade 3, Hlatshwayo has...

From fruit hawker to award-winning lemon farmer

Wayne Mansfield (33), winner of the 2018 Western Cape New Entrant to Commercial Agriculture Award, is one of those overnight successes that was preceded...

‘God has plans for me,’ proclaims award-winning agriculturist

As a township girl, the 27-year-old Lerato Senakhomo never dreamt of becoming a farmer. In fact, she hated the idea. Today she is an...

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...

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Mr Price commits R30 mil. more to small-scale farmers at historic Cotton SA indaba

Clothing retailer Mr Price Group moments ago announced that they will be spending an additional R30 million on the development and support of small-scale...

Taking the lack out of lactose intolerance

A simple bowl of cereal, pies, ice-cream, mac and cheese and umphokoqo. What do all these diverse foods have in common? They all have...

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...