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While retail sales plunge, agriculture shows great promise

Figures released on 22 July showed that South Africa's retail sales plunged by a record 50,4% in April and 12% in May on an...

Indigenous knowledge is a natural resource for rural farmers

Current discourses around transformation and decolonisation have led to the realisation of the importance of indigenous knowledge systems, from folk music to the decolonisation...

FARM ATTACKS: ‘Can someone in government please stand up?’

Can someone in government please stand up, act decisively, and stop the loss of life? In this exclusive Food For Mzansi opinion piece, Elton...

Food clubs: Let’s turn the tables on SA’s deteriorating health

Sick people get sicker much easier and much faster than healthy people. It is really that simple. Once the first line of defence in...

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...

Youth + tech = a food secure future

It is little secret that young people are apathetic to agriculture. Many simply do not see farming as a viable career or livelihood path....

Thousands lifted through innovative KZN land project

Nokuthula Gcabashe (70) and Thulile Elsie Mzimela (63) from Mbongolwane, a small town in the green hills of King Cetshwayo District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal,...

Gauteng’s water crisis now threatens food sustainability

Gauteng’s water sources continue to be under threat, warned Agri Gauteng president Dr Willem Pretorius at its Young Farmer webinar presented yesterday in partnership...

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...

Don’t fall into ‘junk status’ thinking, warns economist

South Africans must guard against falling into a "junk status vision" of our country's potential while there are so many opportunities generated by a...

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Mzansi cheers as Ramaphosa allows booze, ciggie sales

After 142 days in the world’s strictest lockdown, South Africa has allowed the sale of alcohol and cigarettes in a desperate attempt to restart...

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...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a microbiologist and plant pathologist

Nongcebo Sandra Memela (32) never doubted her field of study or career choice. She’s always loved science, and today she is a microbiologist and...

SA, say hallo to 62 new citizen journalists!

South Africa, get ready to meet the final 50 who have made the cut for the Sinelizwi citizen journalism programme. *insert drum roll here*...

‘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...