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Meet the women selling the boys their big toys

Across the globe, International Women’s Day is observed today. In 2021 the focus is on the efforts of women and girls around the world to shape...

With a degree in the bag, Keneilwe still chose farming

Growing up in the village of Ga-Mokgopo in Limpopo, Keneilwe Raphesu (23) had always loved the adventure in rural living. There was a sense...

No room for slackers in agri, warns wool farmer

Not everyone would gravitate towards a career that involves endless days of strenuous work and zero off days. Oh, and dismiss the thought of...

How a Zim refugee became a top vegan restaurateur

Raised by his parents and grandparents, who were all farmers, Elisha Madzivadondo decided a long time ago that he too would follow in the...

All hail, queen Gugu: ‘I am a black woman and I farm’

Not many young people view agriculture as a viable or stable career path. And while she may come from a lineage of Mpumalanga subsistence...

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...

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SoilSistas: How Makhoa answered the call of the land

This week on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Nobuntu Makhoa, founder of Ba ha Makhoa. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we’re highlighting some...

How to keep your cattle healthy (and happy!) this winter

As a communal farmer near the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Ixopo, Thabo Cele understands his responsibility in helping his cattle get through winter in...

Mpumalanga reels after ‘illegal hunters’ kill farmer

A 58-year-old farmer was found dead near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga. He may have died at the hands of individuals who were unlawfully hunting with...

What SA agriculture needs from international trade

The agriculture sector is not only crucial for ensuring food security, but also the main source of African livelihoods. Yet, despite its potential, the...

Cannabis boom could turn around Malawi economy

Malawi might soon switch to high-growth crops like cannabis, confirmed the country’s president, Lazarus Chakwera. This, after its leading foreign exchange earner, tobacco, was...