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Brothers fund farming venture with UIF

While it is true that you are going to need funding to get your farming enterprise off the ground, this does not mean you have to sit idle and wait for...

‘Anyone can farm, but not everyone can be a farmer’

Think twice if you think the land will be the answer to your prayers, KwaZulu-Natal-born farm manager Thanda Mchunu (26) says. Without the foundational skills and knowledge to toil the land...

Market will always find quality produce, says crop farmer

Many farmers may advise that attaining a market is the first and crucial step before planting their crops, but Pfananani Augustine Nemasisi believes the opposite is true. The 30-year Limpopo-born farmer believes...

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 a more equal future as well as...

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 of freedom that she clung on to...

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 ever retiring. But in 2003 Eastern Cape-born wool...

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 footsteps of his forebears. Getting there was...

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 farmers, Gugulethu Mahlangu (27) admits that she...

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 Africans. Farming without land is possible. Rather than...

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 their work and yearned for the chance...

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Reserve Bank eases pressure on indebted farmers

Agricultural economist from the Western Cape department of agriculture explain how farmers are set to benefit from the country's unchanged repo rate of 3.5%.

More illegal booze on streets than legal wine and ciders

The alcohol sales bans over the last 15 months have not only plunged wine and barley farmers in crisis. Furthermore, the illicit trade sales by volume have now overtaken the entire combined wine and cider sectors.

‘Farm-to-fork start-up’ scoops FEED innovation prize

A week after he graduated with a Master’s degree, a software developer and his fellow FoodPrint co-founders were also announced as winners of the prestigious Inqola FEED Innovation Prize.

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

This Mpumalanga veggie farmer is a serial procrastinator, and they need some serious help before the spring planting season kicks off.

The Makoeles got the land, and they’re nurturing it!

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free State to meet father-and-son team Lehotla and Morapidi Makoele, who are continuing their family legacy.