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10 farms certified by new ethical food label

Ten farms have passed the strict certification process for A Greener World (AGW), a non-profit, international ethical food label for animal products that have...

How Covid-19 helped The Crop Box grow and grow

When Phumzile Chifunyise ventured into business at the end of 2019, she had no idea that a global pandemic would be the lynchpin that...

Engineering graduate gets a leg up to farming success

Africa Mafela thought that he was meant to be an electrical engineer, but the profession didn’t seem to agree with him. After struggling unsuccessfully...

From going bust to supplying Spar in just 6 months

In the heart of Mbokotwane, a village less than 20 minutes away from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, a black-owned farming business empowers youth...

With a degree in the bag, Keneilwe still chose farming

Growing up in the village of Ga-Mokgopo in Limpopo, Keneilwe Raphesu (23) had always loved the adventure in rural living. There was a sense...

Megan put world’s most expensive beef on the map

It may have been her dad, Brian, who started breeding with Wagyu cattle in South Africa, but it was Megan Angus who put Woodview’s...

Meet the app-building brothers who farm for the future

In agriculture, two heads are always better than one. In the case of Eric and Willem van Zyl, this approach led to a multi-lingual...

No room for slackers in agri, warns wool farmer

Not everyone would gravitate towards a career that involves endless days of strenuous work and zero off days. Oh, and dismiss the thought of...

Regenerative agriculture ‘turns soils into sponges’

While farmers in many provinces are still suffering from soil erosion due to recent heavy rains, experts urge them to adopt regenerative agriculture practices...

Varsity rejection fuelled this young farmer’s dream

Beginner farmers are often advised to do research and acquire the right farming equipment before they start farming. However, for Nceba Mkuyana (23), a...

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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...