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Tourism Month: Farmers eagerly anticipate a blooming flower season

Tourist operators throughout the country have hit the ground running and have welcomed an influx of visitors. In an effort to revive the battered tourism...

Looming export crisis threatens biggest blueberry harvest ever

With South Africa’s biggest crop of blueberries currently being harvested, producers are nervously watching the covid-19-related disruptions of ports and air travel with an...

Road trip leads economist to discover ‘the heartbeat of our nation’

Being an expert in the agricultural sector as an economist didn't prepare Ikageng Maluleke for what she would find when actually meeting farmers on...

‘Regenerative agriculture can herald a new dawn for Mzansi farmers’

Farmers, are you ready to re-think your place in the food system? It is necessary to give birth to new non-extractive, but empowering retail...

‘I always knew I was going to be a farmer since I was 14 years old’

While other girls in her community wanted to become ballerinas and go to university, 24-year-old Salomè Scholtz, from a small farming town in the...

Tannie Susan, the cotton queen of the Northern Cape

Meandering through the fluffy cotton fields of a Northern Cape farm you will find the overlapping footsteps of a hardworking woman etched out in...

‘Start now, start small and grow gradually,’ says self-taught agripreneur

 With a little bit of creativity, social media savvy, and a can-do spirit, anything is possible. The 27-year-old Cape Town agripreneur Ncumisa Mkabile has...

Dreamers take hands to turn dump into food garden

It is six in the morning and the wind feels like it has a personal vendetta against four men who are braving the cold...

Natural capital: ‘Let’s put our money where our mouths are’

Instantly the blood is drained from the core of my being – syphoned on to the concrete floor. This leaves me paralysed at the...

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From selling veggies at taxi rank to supplying Shoprite

With just 65 hectares of land at her disposal, Makhosazane Sambo, together with a group of green-fingered women are slowly, but surely growing Sikhwahlane,...

Rural violence: ‘If you speak out, you starve’

The conviction rate in incidents of gender-based violence and femicide are abysmally low in rural communities, says activist Bronwyn Litkie (35). Apart from a lack...

Liewe Lulu: What is marriage material?

Matrimonially Shunned from Kimberley in the Northern Cape writes… Liewe Lulu, I have been ghosted yet again. Third time in a row for me, sis. I met...

Kwanalu hands over safety and security memorandum to SAPS

In a response to the escalation in farm related violence the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) has handed over a safety and security memorandum to...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 25 September 2020

Good morning, Mzansi. We have come to the end of the week and there is no better way to end off than with a...