The East Griqualand Highlands in the southernmost of the Drakensberg is considered KwaZulu Natal’s best kept secret. Among these mountains – whose altitude range between 2km to 3.4km – lies Swartberg,...
Several research units that specialise in the control of invasive species using insects have stopped getting funding from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE). One unit has already closed down and others are at risk.
Many years ago, Thabani Bhengu played professional football for Jomo Cosmos. Today, he is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s proudest farming sons. He tells us, “Agriculture is life. It’s like growing your own cash.”
With summer months fast approaching and growing concerns about extreme weather events, livestock experts are warning farmers against the effects of heat stress on their animals. It is not always fatal but can also affect animal production.
Food For Mzansi is an initiative to introduce South Africans to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry. We unashamedly share success stories and good news from the farms and agri-businesses who feed South Africa. We believe in the power of agriculture to promote nation building and social cohesion by telling stories that are often overlooked by broader society.