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‘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...

From ‘dispatch guy’ to director after chance convo

Meet Themba Kumatana. Less than a decade ago he was a trolley-pushing “dispatch guy” on a wine farm. Now he is the co-owner of...

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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a molecular scientist

Lorraine Mhoswa (35) is a molecular science intern at SciCorp Laboratories in Pietermaritzburg. As a young scientist she believes that young South Africans should...

WWF partnership set to boost Mzansi’s favourite wines

The South African wine industry's partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world's most recognisable name in global conservation, has the...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 24 September 2020

Happy heritage day, Mzansi! Let us toast to South Africa’s rich heritage as we spend the day recognising and celebrating our cultural wealth and...

Heritage day, when we gather around fires and food

24 September marks Heritage Day – a national holiday with one message in mind: let us celebrate our diversity as a nation and embrace...

RECIPE: 3 Heritage Day meat recipes

Heritage Day, which has over time morphed into “Braai Day”, is a lot about eating. While this is not something we are complaining about...