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All she needed was a backyard food garden, and heaps of ingenuity

When Ntando Thabethe from Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal started growing vegetables in her backyard, she had no idea that the small garden patch would develop into...

Kitchen experiment opens doors for sweet potato yoghurt entrepreneur

A Limpopo-based entrepreneur is setting a new trend after discovering an untapped gap in the yoghurt market. Since inventing his unconventional sweet potato drinkable...

‘Farming brothers’ breaking stereotypes

It’s true that you can’t choose your family, but these three Mzansi farmers beg to differ.  Brothers Buchule Jack and Buzwe Pama run a successful farming business in the Free State alongside their friend...

Farmer attributes his career to God, favour and discipline

Growing up in the town of Saron in the Western Cape, surrounded by agriculture, Warren Bam always intended on joining Mzansi’s agri-industry. But it...

Young farmer’s passion helps him weather the storm

The inspiring example of his subsistence farmer father and a leg up from a mentor was all this 32-year-old KwaZulu-Natal farmer needed. That, and his own passionate drive and hunger to succeed in...

Master brewer sees a fizzing future for African beer

The craft brewing industry boasts many passionate women who are shining in this male-dominated industry across Mzansi. But there is one jewel in the...

Agri Careers: Meet an agricultural engineer

Stepping into the shoes of an agricultural engineer takes more than just applying knowledge of engineering technology and biological science. Just ask 30-year-old agri-engineer...

Forestry farmer makes his first million by 27

Forestry farmer Musawenkosi Kubheka believes newcomers in the agricultural industry can survive and even thrive in forestry in Mzansi. The 29-year-old farmer from Newcastle,...

‘Miss Gates’ is making beauty products specially for black women

Black women have long struggled to find products that cater specifically for their skincare needs. For young agripreneur Seipati Masango the solution was no further than her mother’s...

Free State farmer’s 21st birthday gift yields success

A 26-year-old Free State farmer has managed to create a profitable business out of a mammoth piece of land he received as a gift...

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Breaking: SA’s booze sales ban now threatens EU trade deal

The continued ban on alcohol sales is now posing a threat to South Africa’s largest trade partnership with the European Union (EU). In a...

Covid-19: Invest in small-scale farmers now for rural resilience

Small-scale farmers are extremely vulnerable to the covid-19 pandemic, but their role in a sustainable rural food system is crucial. Hamlet Hlomendlini, senior agricultural...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a citrus and table grapes product specialist

It's been 26 years since Adriaan Badenhorst started working in the fruit industry, and he has no regrets. As a product specialist in citrus...

4 things happening in SA agri today, 11 August 2020

After a long weekend of celebrating the fierce #SheBosses of agriculture, Agritourism South Africa has invited all women in the sector to join their...

‘I always knew I was going to be a farmer since...

While other girls in her community wanted to become ballerinas and go to university, 24-year-old Salomè Scholtz, from a small farming town in the...