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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...

Farming is spiritual, says award-winning agriculturist

Whatever you wear, eat or use has agricultural roots, says 28-year-old award-winning farmer Thato Moagi, the Managing Director of Legae La Banareng Farms in Modimolle,...

‘Impact far beyond the balance sheets’

Soul. That intangible something about someone so often hard to pin down; sometimes found in unfettered intonations of humanity, sometimes in the quiet lyricism...

‘Food is a great unifier,’ believes leading agri-preneur

While other learners in her grade 11 secondary school year responded with unsurprising answers to questions posed by a teacher about their career ambitions,...

Queen bee set on giving beekeeping a young and vibrant face

Mokgadi Moloko Mabela’s father gave her the gift of honeybees, and today she is set on giving beekeeping and farming a young and vibrant...

How Tawfeeq Brinkhuis cracked the egg market

Growing up on his family’s farm in Schaapkraal, Philippi it was Tawfeeq Brinkhuis’ job to collect freshly laid eggs, and nurture and feed the...

Farmer’s son wins top Western Cape award

The seeds for his career in agriculture were sown at birth on his father’s farm. Born in 1990, the year former President Nelson Mandela...

‘Let’s debunk the myth that black people can’t farm’

It’s a myth that black people cannot farm, says Nono Sekhoto, the Youth Chairperson of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa). This...

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SA, say hallo to 62 new citizen journalists!

South Africa, get ready to meet the final 50 who have made the cut for the Sinelizwi citizen journalism programme. *insert drum roll here*...

‘Regenerative agriculture can herald a new dawn for Mzansi farmers’

Farmers, are you ready to re-think your place in the food system? It is necessary to give birth to new non-extractive, but empowering retail...

Liewe Lulu: I am struggling to deal with the isolation of...

Trapped Soul from Prince Albert in the Western Cape writes… Liewe Lulu, It has been an emotional rollercoaster under the national lockdown, and I am struggling...

Didiza extends voucher dates in covid-19 support scheme again

The validity of covid-19 disaster support vouchers issued by government to small-scale and communal farmers has once again been extended due to supply chain...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 14 August 2020

After a long week filled with not-so-smooth days on the agricultural scene, it’s seemed like Friday is filled with opportunities for farmers, foodies and...