Home Mentors Mentorship Projects

Mentorship Projects

Goosebumps! Hearing these agriworkers sing is the best thing you’ll do today.

A video of three singing Western Cape agriworkers has taken Mzansi by storm. The video has already reached thousands of people after first being...

A hand up, never a handout…

The lives of close to 52,000 people, including more than 10,000 orphans and other vulnerable children from Munsieville in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, started changing 10...

Social entrepreneur brings hope for Limpopo youth

When Mosa Hope Mapheto came face to face with the socio-economic issues burdening her community, she was determined to find solutions. The 26-year-old social...

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...

Award winning fruit farmer still yearns to farm on his own land…

André Cloete vividly remembers the moment when, as a six-year-old farmworkers’ son, he decided that one day he would own his own farm. He was...

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...

Perseverance turned an idea into a fynbos empire

A nursery that started out as a side hustle to earn an extra income turned into a great success story for Jacqueline "Jacky" Goliath....

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...

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...

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...

Must Read

Cannabis-infused booze coming to SA soon

From the house of Savanna Dry and Klipdrift, leading wine, cider and spirits company Distell have announced a 20% stake in a cannabis wellness...

Is there a viable future for the Land Bank?

As you might be aware, the Land Bank sneaked through news of horrible financial results on New year's Eve, revealing an annual total comprehensive loss of more than...

Biden-Harris should prioritise 15-year AGOA extension

Tonight, president-elect Joe Biden will make his entrance in the White House, ready to assume power as the US turns a new leaf. Africa...

‘People want a choice,’ says gin queen Nzeka Biyela

Gin is the buzzword on Mzansi’s thirsty lips these days, maybe even more so now we can't buy it legally because of the alcohol...

Hold up! Fertiliser made from urine?

With the world’s soil losing nutrients at an alarming rate coupled by sharp increases in fertiliser prices, farmers are considering fresh alternatives to organic...