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Winery bets big on empowering women

Do you believe that there is a distinct power in a woman’s touch? There is a winery in the Western Cape that holds firm...

Farm killings take food away from our tables, says new SACAU leader

Noluthando Ngcakani speaks to veteran farmer and agricultural leader Phenias Gumede, who firmly believes that the notion of 'being spread too thinly' does not...

‘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...

Coetzee’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...

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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...