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Zozo grows farmers through the Masakhane project

In the fishing town of Gansbaai in the Western Cape, the Masakhane Community Farm and Training Centre is slowly but surely empowering community members with farming knowledge. Zokhanyo "Zozo" Bikani...

How one man changed Orange Farm into an organic food hub

It’s often said that it takes just one individual to set the course of an entire community on a path towards hope and prosperity....

Vredesberg brings prosperity through goat farming

Imagine, just for a moment, a farm without any employees, but with shareholders who benefit from the dividends. It seems highly unlikely, right? Actually,...

Electrician finds his spark in cotton farming

How long does it take to make a dream come true? Sometimes, it can happen overnight, or in the case of Frans Khambi Malela,...

From strawberry-picking to celebrated cheesemaker

A life as a highly regarded cheesemaker seemed fairly impossible for Nellie Fischer when circumstances steered her into seasonal work, harvesting strawberries, before she...

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,...
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Former taxi boss well on his way to commercial farming

Growing up on a farm in Heilbron in the Free State, Paul Mvelekweni Malindi had some experience with livestock. However, moving into the world of modern farming...

‘Farming brothers’ inspire with mentorship relationship

“Brotherhood is not based on the colour of your skin,” says Bishop Hlony Radebe, a black Free State farmer, about his mentorship relationship with...

Mahlatse’s story of peppers, people and perseverance

Mahlatse Matlakana’s life's work is a love letter to peppers, her community and her ambitions. Her passion for farming took root when, at the age of 15, she began...

‘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...

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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...