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Teenaged Merino farmer lives up to his bloodline

It takes many South African youngsters years after finishing high school to discover where their true passions and purpose lie. Babalwa Sokupha, on the other...

Agri partnerships are key to success, says Limpopo farmer

The agricultural sector plays an important role in South Africa by providing job and food security to many people in the country, particularly those...

Fish farmer believes tilapia is the protein of the future

Waking up to feed and supervise a school of Mozambique tilapia that could fill up 26 rugby fields is what 32-year-old Thomas Keet, director...

North West farmer leaves the family farm to set out on her own

In Brits in the North West, a large town known for the production of citrus, vegetable and grain, Ipeleng Kwadi has decided to leave...

Cheers to the rural women who carry their communities

Women are the backbone of rural economies. You need to look no further than Phumzile Ntuli and the Qalekhaya Primary Cooperative in KwaZulu-Natal for...

NC farmer flips disadvantage into opportunity

“Are you listening?” livestock farmer Matshidiso “Boer Bae” Parage (24) asks enthusiastically. “The cattle are lowing! They are lowing!” she shouts over the phone drowning...

High school buddies are black-owned auction pioneers

Livestock farmers Athenkosi Denga and Soyama Mtongana are used to having the ground shaken beneath their feet by herds of cattle. But what these...

Meet the woman who brings African heritage foods to Joburg

Nearly three years ago lawyer Lovelyn Bassey (36) took one of those tentative trips into downtown Johannesburg in hot pursuit of the delicacies of...

Education is key to improving the African agribusiness

The South African agribusiness pool is filled with ample opportunities. Despite the various challenges facing the regional sectors, there seems to be a silver...

Winery bets big on empowering women

Do you believe that there is a distinct power in a woman’s touch? There is a winery in the Western Cape that holds firm...

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Land reform: R6 m. for beneficiaries after KZN agreement

A total of 194 households in Ubizo, near Richards Bay, have benefitted to the tune of R6-million following an agreement signed two years ago between...

Future of SA wine discussed at 2021 info day

South African wine businesses will convene virtually at the start of 2021 to take a look at the state of the industry and equip...

Four things happening in SA agriculture today, 26 November

Today on the agricultural agenda, the minister of environment, forestry, and fisheries will announce the recipients of the R1,3 million cash injection for their...

25-year-old stud breeder shows agriculture is not just for boys

There is a new generation of farmers on the agricultural fields of South Africa who are standing back for nothing and no-one. Amongst them...

Young Farmer of the Year humble despite his notable victory

The maxim "be humble, win big" fits the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TLU SA) Young Farmer of the Year, Danie Bester, unequivocally. Even...