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Fighting poverty with entrepreneurship and their NSFAS bursaries

When second-year agricultural student Taetso Tsebogo decided to start a poultry enterprise from his mother’s backyard in 2019, it was not because he wanted...

Teenaged Merino farmer lives up to his bloodline

It takes many South African youngsters years after finishing high school to discover where their true passions and purpose lie. Babalwa Sokupha, on the other...

Agri partnerships are key to success, says Limpopo farmer

The agricultural sector plays an important role in South Africa by providing job and food security to many people in the country, particularly those...

Fish farmer believes tilapia is the protein of the future

Waking up to feed and supervise a school of Mozambique tilapia that could fill up 26 rugby fields is what 32-year-old Thomas Keet, director...

North West farmer leaves the family farm to set out on her own

In Brits in the North West, a large town known for the production of citrus, vegetable and grain, Ipeleng Kwadi has decided to leave...

Cheers to the rural women who carry their communities

Women are the backbone of rural economies. You need to look no further than Phumzile Ntuli and the Qalekhaya Primary Cooperative in KwaZulu-Natal for...

NC farmer flips disadvantage into opportunity

“Are you listening?” livestock farmer Matshidiso “Boer Bae” Parage (24) asks enthusiastically. “The cattle are lowing! They are lowing!” she shouts over the phone drowning...

High school buddies are black-owned auction pioneers

Livestock farmers Athenkosi Denga and Soyama Mtongana are used to having the ground shaken beneath their feet by herds of cattle. But what these...

Meet the woman who brings African heritage foods to Joburg

Nearly three years ago lawyer Lovelyn Bassey (36) took one of those tentative trips into downtown Johannesburg in hot pursuit of the delicacies of...

Education is key to improving the African agribusiness

The South African agribusiness pool is filled with ample opportunities. Despite the various challenges facing the regional sectors, there seems to be a silver...

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Avian influenza rocks Gauteng poultry farm

Farmers are on high alert after government confirmed that about 300 chickens were culled because of an outbreak of avian influenza at a commercial...

Didiza vows to expedite title deed handovers

While 39 Mpumalanga farmers are celebrating Thoko Didiza’s decision to withdraw eviction notices issued to them, the agricultural sector is cautiously optimistic that title...

Meet the pensioners who have supplied Shoprite for 30 years

Most retired couples wish to take a well-deserved break after decades of hard work. For some, this means international travel. For others, such as...

Starving for land: ‘Black farmers vs. govt. cowboys

The eviction of black farmers from profitable commercial enterprises – allegedly at the hands of “cowboy officials” – has opened room for a systemic...

This week’s agriculture events: 12 – 18 April

Happy Monday, Mzansi! Get your calendars out and take note of this week’s  agriculture  events that are taking place throughout South Africa, as well...