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Mkhondo: The untold story of a town marred by racism

Following the recent killings of two brothers, many South Africans have labelled white farmers in Mkhondo as racist and violent. In search of perspective, Food For Mzansi journalist Noluthando Ngcakani travelled...

Step aside, sexist brothers. Boitumelo is here to stay!

This week’s #Soilsista, powered by Corteva Agriscience, speaks candidly about the sexism she experienced from many men in the agricultural sector. Today, livestock farmer, Boitumelo Modisane is on her way to...

Buddies turn farm problem into African tech company

When FG Adriaanse designed a technology solution to a problem faced on the family farm, he could never imagine that it would develop into a company serving more than 100 clients across...

Beefmaster CEO: ‘Arrogance will come back to hurt you’

Although the Beefmaster Group is today known as one of the Northern Cape’s largest private employers, it started as a small cattle feeding business in 1965. At the time, the legendary...

Artificial intelligence: from vineyard to shopping basket

From robots and drones helping winemakers optimise vineyard growth, to consumer-facing apps, the wine industry is taking on artificial intelligence in a big way. Daneel Rossouw, functional head of agriculture at...

Court order: The days of roaming livestock are over

Residents of the Eastern Cape town of Komga could soon face the long arm of the law if their livestock and pets are found outside of their residential areas. This, after...

Annelize Crosby: ‘A butterfly in land reform boxing ring’

In the often hysterical debates on land expropriation without compensation, Annelize Crosby has become a voice of reason. With her no-nonsense approach, she floats like a butterfly in the land reform...

Land reform: Look closer at subdivisions, farm sizes

The process of land reform and redistribution can be made more successful if more attention is given to providing benefiting new era farmers with land that are of an adequate and...

How to start farming in 10 easy steps

Over the past few years there’s been an upsurge of young entrepreneurs who are embracing small-scale agriculture as a business and lifestyle alternative to hustling in the concrete jungle. However, starting a farming...

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Farmworkers’ children should be free to choose – Didiza

Children of farmworkers must enter the sector by choice and not by circumstance. This was the stern message earlier today (Monday, 25 October 2021)...

Govt. funding delay causes insect research unit to close

Several research units that specialise in the control of invasive species using insects have stopped getting funding from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE). One unit has already closed down and others are at risk.

Agripreneur 101: Meet a non-dairy yoghurt maker

Moringa, cancer bush, sea moss... As if the flavours aren't enough to make Andile Sasanti's yoghurts stand out from the rest, they are vegan...

Former football star scores winning goal in farming

Many years ago, Thabani Bhengu played professional football for Jomo Cosmos. Today, he is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s proudest farming sons. He tells us, “Agriculture is life. It’s like growing your own cash.”

Guard against heat stress, warn livestock experts

With summer months fast approaching and growing concerns about extreme weather events, livestock experts are warning farmers against the effects of heat stress on their animals. It is not always fatal but can also affect animal production.