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Farming without land: This guy did it, and so can you!

In the heart of La Lucia, north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, two brothers are on a mission to change the mindset of land-hungry South...

Siki is bringing coffee culture to the Kasi

While working as a dishwasher at a coffee shop, Sikelela ("Siki") Dibela had his eye on the baristas' jobs. He admired the precision of...

‘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...

‘Start now, do not idle at government’s expense,’ says NW farmer

It is a Monday morning, at 04:50. While many South Africans are still deep in sleep’s embrace, Olerile Lekgetho (35) has just shovelled down...

‘Wake up, create your own opportunities’ says disabled farmer

Having been born with a leg deformity, 44-year-old Avhapfani “Chillyboy” Rathando could have easily allowed self-pity to consume him. Instead, he chose to not...

Changing the healthy eating narrative, one smoothie at a time

For many the idea of healthy eating never sounds appealing because it conjures up an image of boring steamed veggies or a bland-tasting salad. But...

Fighting poverty with entrepreneurship and their NSFAS bursaries

When second-year agricultural student Taetso Tsebogo decided to start a poultry enterprise from his mother’s backyard in 2019, it was not because he wanted...

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...

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Farming podcast: Agriculture is our solution

In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government’s recovery plan focuses on raising the economy’s long-term growth rate...

Home food garden: What to plant in March

Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the...

From going bust to supplying Spar in just 6 months

In the heart of Mbokotwane, a village less than 20 minutes away from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, a black-owned farming business empowers youth...

What’s behind SA’s avocado tiff with Tanzania?

As Mzansi celebrates the start of its new avocado season, the country is locked in a bitter fight over Tanzanian avocados. This, after a...

7 (not-so-easy!) ways to get farmland in SA

We all know how important farming is for our livelihood in Mzansi, not just as an employment opportunity, but to feed and clothe our people....