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‘Young people, let the egos go,’ says young street entrepreneur

It is 05:00 in the morning at a busy Johannesburg taxi rank. At the rank, busy street vendors have already set up shop, among...

So, what is ‘good hair’ anyway?

Healthy hair is relative, say women who have bid adieu to the old standards of beauty, turning to the soil instead for solutions to...

From acts of kindness to an exciting agri tech business

The saying “when you educate a woman you educate a nation” fits the founder and CEO of Farmers Assistant, Linah Maphanga, like a glove. The 28-year–old spent most of her university years and her career educating and transforming the lives...

Refilwe’s devotion to nature fuels her passion for farming

The sight of hundreds of cattle stampeding towards you may sound like the start of a nightmare for some. Imagine having no escape as...

‘Don’t go with the flow like a dead fish,’ says dynamic young farmer

“You grow up fast. You work hard. You learn a lot. And then you make money.” Annalea Van Niekerk (25) says she was just six...

Tsaone channels nurturing spirit to care for her livestock

The relationship between a farmer and their livestock is almost sacred, believes 22-year-old Tsaone Gaseitshubelwe. Along with her father, Tebogonyane (53) and three brothers,...

‘Farming is the best way to fight poverty,’ exclaims goat farmer

Farming is the best way to fight poverty, believes a 34-year-old Limpopo farmer, Emmanuel Mudau, who transitioned from being a sales representative at a...

‘Be consistently passionate,’ advises North West cattle farmer

Night fades into morning light when livestock farmer Tumelo Olifant (30) begins his daily routine. Farming can be riveting work on most days, he...

Hlalefang vows, ‘I’m going to hustle until I get it right”

For the 35-year-old Hlalefang Mzingwane farming simply is a magical experience. The 267 ha of land she owns at the foot of the Aasvoëlberg, near the...

‘The world doesn’t owe you anything,’ says newly appointed CEO

For the newly appointed CEO of Fruit South Africa, Fhumulani Ratshitanga, hard work, discipline, focus and respect were the building bricks at the foundation of her success.  "I never let my gender or the colour of my skin undermine my...

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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a molecular scientist

Lorraine Mhoswa (35) is a molecular science intern at SciCorp Laboratories in Pietermaritzburg. As a young scientist she believes that young South Africans should...

WWF partnership set to boost Mzansi’s favourite wines

The South African wine industry's partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world's most recognisable name in global conservation, has the...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 24 September 2020

Happy heritage day, Mzansi! Let us toast to South Africa’s rich heritage as we spend the day recognising and celebrating our cultural wealth and...

Heritage day, when we gather around fires and food

24 September marks Heritage Day – a national holiday with one message in mind: let us celebrate our diversity as a nation and embrace...

RECIPE: 3 Heritage Day meat recipes

Heritage Day, which has over time morphed into “Braai Day”, is a lot about eating. While this is not something we are complaining about...