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Cricketer Zakir Kathrada grows luscious veg in Melville

Zakir Kathrada, 28, had his first match of cricket around the age of 8 in a small farm near Schweizer-Reneke in North West. Now...

Mother and son duo: 50 years of successful farming without government handouts

Being a young farmer in Mzansi is not easy at all. Those starting out often rely heavily on state funding in order to grow...

Young farmer fulfils his father’s farming dream

Thirteen years ago the dream to farm of Tumelo Siliga’s father, Bethuel Siliga, became a reality. Bethuel's dream was short lived, however, due to...

Hustling granny produces sweet township rosé

There is more to South African townships than meets the eye. Despite the countless pitfalls of township life, there are magnificent things happening every...

Mzansi’s mopani queen has given the worms a complete facelift

Mzansi has a new queen and she’s on a mission to put mopani worms back on the map and onto South African dinner plates....

Mzansi’s first biodegradable cup with agricultural roots

As an industrial design student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Luvuyo Ndiki was told by one of his lecturers that people like...

Agri-worker goes from retrenchment to award-winning entrepreneur

When Eugene Simons was retrenched in 2004, along with her husband who worked at the same organic farm, all she thought about was her...

A woman worthy of the title ‘farmer’

Agriculture has traditionally been regarded as a male profession, but women are playing a vital role in developing the growth of the sector. Maria...

The thriving farm led by black women

‘Why have you decided to put your qualifications into your wardrobe and go into farming?’ Nomxolisi Mathe, 68, recalls her friend asking after she...

Wild camels a godsend for drought-stricken Kalahari farmer

A caravan of wild camels once used by the mounted police to patrol the Kalahari region in the 1950’s was a sheep farmer’s answer...

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Organisation is ‘guardian angel’ for small-scale farmers

More than four decades ago residents from Lawaaikamp in George in the Western Cape were faced with being forcefully removed from their homes in...

Expropriation bill opened for comment over December holiday

Feeling run down after a long year? We get it, but before you take a break, it’s really important to make your voice heard...

In Mzansi ‘Festive’ is a lifestyle, not a season

If you are like me, and you are in awe of the cheery festive decorations in malls and fascinated by the delectable displays of...

Make Food For Mzansi’s Three-course Christmas spread

It’s exactly 12 days to Christmas and in many Mzansi households the head cook of the family is gearing up to impress at this...

From selling fish and chips to running two farming enterprises

When 24-year-old Njabulo Mbokane did her final year at Carolina Academic school in 2013, she had no idea what career path she would follow....