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Sweetie, do you know where your honey comes from?

Honey-lovers, did you know that we don’t have a traceability system that helps ensure the quality of what you buy? South Africans consume much...

Woman-led farming enterprise seeks to revive indigenous vegetable markets in Mzansi

There’s a growing interest to revive the status of indigenous food crops in Mzansi and a group of urban, black, female farmers are determined...

China through my eyes (我眼中的中国)

Agricultural economist Ikageng Maluleka spent three weeks in China earlier this year on a study trip, getting the opportunity to immerse herself in the...

Expropriation bill opened for comment over December holiday

Feeling run down after a long year? We get it, but before you take a break, it’s really important to make your voice heard...

Women’s farming cooperative opens doors for others

For years, the founding mothers of the Bafazi Phambili Women’s Cooperative were used to living life on the breadline, reliant on government grants. That...

New Foot and Mouth outbreak a blow to South Africa

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects livestock. Animals affected are unable to walk or eat, and they’re...

Community garden feeds 400 orphaned and vulnerable children daily

In the Mpumalanga province lies the rural communities of Huntington, Lilydale and Justicia. There, a woman with a heart of gold is ensuring that...

Parys women rise up to feed Mzansi

In the township of Tumahole in Parys, four women have made it their mission to provide their community with affordable and easily accessible, healthy...

Mr Price commits R30 mil. more to small-scale farmers at historic Cotton SA indaba

Clothing retailer Mr Price Group moments ago announced that they will be spending an additional R30 million on the development and support of small-scale...

Springbok hero worship ‘leads to a revision of our history’

My father, the late prof. Jakes Gerwel, was one of ten children of John and Sarah Gerwel, farmworkers and sharecroppers in what is now...

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Farmer attributes his career to God, favour and discipline

Growing up in the town of Saron in the Western Cape, surrounded by agriculture, Warren Bam always intended on joining Mzansi’s agri-industry. But it...

Liewe Lulu: Is my man a leech?

Piggy Bank (35) from Malmesbury in the Western Cape writes… Working as a chicken farmer, I already have so much on my plate. Day to day...