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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...

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...

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Free State, meet your new Young Farmer of the Year

The winner of Free State Agriculture’s Young Farmer of the Year competition, Doug Osler, this evening pledged his commitment towards building the agricultural sector...

Meet the domestic worker turned chicken farmer

Next up on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Khethiwe Maseko, the founder of Gugulam Poultry House in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng. Powered by Corteva Agriscience,...

Free State farmers: ‘Stock theft not really a priority for SAPS’

Organised agriculture, as well as the farming community of the Free State, are once again calling out the South African Police Service (SAPS) for...

Premier calls for probe amid growing tension on farms

After two farmworkers were killed in Mpumalanga, the KwaZulu-Natal premier has now also warned of mounting tension between farmers and their labourers in his...

How to start mushroom farming in 6 easy steps

If you are wondering how to start mushroom farming in South Africa, look no further. Here you will find the outline of mushroom cultivars,...