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Agri Careers: Soil scientist (and agricultural maverick)

If finding solutions to problems surrounding food supply and the environment is your thing, then you might want to consider a career as a...

Young farmer is building on legacy his father left him

Kwenzokuhle Majola's fondest memories as a child were when he’d go to look after a herd of livestock at a family farm in Swartberg, a farming community...

Young fish farmer believes Tilapia is the future

A need to raise awareness on alternative protein resources within rural South African communities has inspired Morena Khashane  (32) to build a two-hectare aquaculture...

Agri Careers: Meet an agricultural economist

Apart from examining data to determine patterns and trends in economic activity, agricultural economists like 29-year-old Lucius Phaleng also influence and improve the business...

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...

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....

Agri Careers: Head of Corporate Marketing and Procurement

When you are raised by farmers and enthusiastic agriculturalists, you can be almost certain that you too will end up working in the agricultural...

‘Diversity in unity’ is a powerful motto for this farming family

Third-generation farmer Vickie Bruwer of Genade Boerdery in the Northern Cape believes that mercy has carried his family through their farming pitfalls. A humble and...

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...

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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...