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Young farm manager has ambitions higher than the Drakensberg

The East Griqualand Highlands in the southernmost of the Drakensberg is considered KwaZulu Natal’s best kept secret. Among these mountains – whose altitude range...

Young manager dreams of owning the whole chain, from farm to fork

Andile Siphesihle Ngcobo (25), never imagined himself as a farmer. But he’s always wanted to do something related to the food industry. “I thought of...

Rape survivor builds healing space for women

Across the globe a war is on the go. A brutal war. A senseless, spiteful war. A war as old as humanity itself. A...

Social entrepreneur combats food insecurity with portable veggie boxes

It is often when faced with an unpleasant situation that our talents, gifts, and abilities take centre stage out of sheer desperation. It is...

How a Free State farmer brought his dying land back from the brink

Danie Slabbert (39) might look like a typical farmer, but his forbearers are probably turning in their graves questioning his unconventional farming methods. This...

Indigenous Pedi tea from ‘the Garden of Eden’ takes organic market by storm

Nondumiso Phaahla, 56, remembers how her parents would show deep gratitude when she makes tea for them. “It was a big thing!” she says. ...

Jozi buzzes with Urban Beekeeper, Themba Mntambo

There is nothing extravagant about Themba Mntambo. But there is nothing ordinary about him either. He expresses himself simply, without any airs or graces....

Urban rooftop farmer making a difference in the sky

Hillbrow, Johannesburg. 2019. A veritable den of wantonness and bedlam. A place where violent crime is as every day as the rising of the...

‘Change SA through farming,’ pleads food ambassador

Dr Brylyne Chitsunge is the epitome of Wonder Woman. She is a farmer by day, and also the Pan-African Parliament’s ambassador for food security – a superwoman...

From death’s door to a master of agri-innovation

"I hated farming when I was a child," proclaims Nonhlanhla Joye, a 51-year-old award-winning farmer from Cato Manor, just outside Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. "While...

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#AloneTogether: Farmers manage to keep harvesting despite lockdown

Congrats! You survived day 1 of South Africa’s unprecedented Covid-19 lockdown. The remaining 20 days will not be easy and, if you’re like the...

Urban farming was the saving grace for an unemployed youth

Three years ago, Mosesi Mosesi (28) was jobless and hopeless. When an opportunity for a learnership in horticulture came along, he took a huge leap of faith. That leap has completely changed his life,...

21 recipes to keep you sane during Covid-19 lockdown

Social distancing and to self-quarantine is Mzansi’s new normal. Our 21-day lockdown to try and limit the spread of Covid-19 has officially kicked in,...

Liewe Lulu: My monster-in-law says I’m not a real Makoti

Defeated Makoti from Zwelitsha in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape writes…  Liewe Lulu, where do I even begin. I met my super bae Sipho in my hometown of Pretoria five years ago when we were still at university. It was love...

Good food has the ability to heal the mind, says food...

Khanya Mzongwana has her fingers in many pies. The 30-year-old food stylist develops recipes for Woolworths TASTE Magazine  and Times Live and she’s a brand ambassador for Devil's Peak Beer.   She uses her innovative food brain to create dishes for the new kid on the culinary block, No Rules...