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Lavender farmer works to build future for workers

Just 10km outside of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, but a world away from the oak-shaded streets of Stellies, you will find a quiet...

Tonight on TV: Mentor inspires young, black farmers

Changed by an ordeal he survived 20 years ago, Free State farmer Wessel Bibbey looked deep into his own soul. Today, he is mentoring...

With R500, Zola James created thriving veggie market

You can never second guess or be lazy when it comes to eating healthy in a global pandemic, home gardener and entrepreneur Zola James...

Tonight on TV: Breaking gender barriers in grain farming

They say men are from Mars, but have you heard about Alfreda? Alfreda Mars, the inspirational grain and sheep farmer who has been breaking...

Market will always find quality produce, says crop farmer

Many farmers may advise that attaining a market is the first and crucial step before planting their crops, but Pfananani Augustine Nemasisi believes the...

‘Politics and greed don’t work with farming’

Farmer Samson Mahlaba has been working the land since 1969, so if anybody can give farming advice from experience, it’s him. Mahlaba's inspiring story...

‘I didn’t fight for my life for 3 hours to just die later’

It takes an unwavering courage to farm. Daily, producers are faced with a multitude of risks. A lost crop, theft, unpredictable weather and crime....

Mentor farmer believes it’s better to give than receive

As a farmer, how many times in a day does your phone have to ring before you start moaning and groaning that you have...

‘Poultry farming is not for sissies,’ says Bheki

Things have never come easy for Bhekifa Ezra Matshenja. Perhaps that’s why his advice to young aspiring farmers is not to be “sissies”. The 36-year-old...

Meet the women selling the boys their big toys

Across the globe, International Women’s Day is observed today. In 2021 the focus is on the efforts of women and girls around the world to shape...

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Podcast: Exploring the gender pay gap in agriculture

Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the fourth quarter of 2020 paints a gloomy picture related to the country's unemployment status. Agri SA...

Didiza says ‘role of extension officers to change fundamentally’

The role of agricultural extension officers and the service they provide to Mzansi farmers will dramatically change in the next few months. This, says...

Conditions of Free State roads negatively impacts farmers

The past year has been particularly challenging for farmers across the board, but those in the Free State are battling more hurdles than most....

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...

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...