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Mzansi’s first black winemaker didn’t let rejection stop her

She may have been inspired to become a winemaker by reading her mother’s romance novels, but it was her steely determination to succeed that...

Cheap sugar imports a bitter nightmare for Mzansi’s cane farmers

Cheap sugar imports have put the South African sugar industry under huge pressure, leading to major job losses and fears that the industry is...

No milk and honey for Mzansi dairy industry

South African dairy farmers are facing an extremely challenging environment, with market forces turning big producers into corporate giants and putting extreme pressure on...

Mzansi experts set to revive Russian sheep industry

For the first time since the Second World War, Russians will be able to enjoy lamb more regularly, thanks to a business deal recently...

Young manager dreams of owning the whole chain, from farm to fork

Andile Siphesihle Ngcobo (25), never imagined himself as a farmer. But he’s always wanted to do something related to the food industry. “I thought of...

SA chicken farmers are very good (but still not good enough)

There is good news and bad news for Mzansi in the latest research on chicken production from the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy...

Perseverance turned an idea into a fynbos empire

A nursery that started out as a side hustle to earn an extra income turned into a great success story for Jacqueline "Jacky" Goliath....

Retailers committed to community-based food security

Food For Mzansi is giving South African retailers the thumbs-up for bold initiatives taken to create greater market access for smallholder farmers. Whilst not a...

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Jobs Fund: Open high-value opportunities to smallholders

Developing a sustainable agriculture sector means growing both the farm and the farmer, writes head of the Jobs Fund Najwah Allie-Edries, the same level of effort...

Accelerate water management to boost food production

“We realised the importance of accelerating integrated water resources management efforts to decrease stress on food production, water supply and sanitation services. Source protection for...

KZN farmers offer life-changing opportunities to students

When commercial farmers in the Harry Gwala District in KwaZulu-Natal noticed that farm management students from the local college were forced to go from...

Fuel-price reprieve could stabilise rising input costs

The slight drop in the price of fuel is good news for farmers who are busy harvesting, says Paul Makube, a senior agricultural economist...

Farmer torn between career and motherhood

Compromising mother hen in Bloemfontein writesI gave birth to a beautiful baby boy just four months ago. I am 35 and would like to...