Land Reform

Strong partnership seeds success for 1 000 land reform beneficiaries

It’s 06:00 on a warm November morning and Dudu Nkuna is up early to check on the irrigation schedule for the 45 hectares of sugarcane owned by Mhlaba Trust, a community-owned...

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, are two leaders and beneficiaries of an...

Seasoned farmer risks losing farm in land reform blunder

Award-winning farmer Petros Sithole spent 11 years of his retirement rebuilding a rundown farm in Mpumalanga. But now he stands to lose everything due to an alleged administrative blunder 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 about a proposed Constitutional amendment to enable...

Land reform: A possible game changer in the tourism sector

Successful implementation of the land reform programme has the potential to accelerate the growth of the tourism sector by deflating simmering fears of wanton land grabs and encouraging nervous investors to...

Farmer finally picking the fruits of his labour

Pruning fruit trees is an art and a science, and Charles Pietersen is the artist and barefoot scientist. He spent the past 40 years building this knowledge and it’s finally opening...

After 17 year wait, Limpopo farmer finally gets his land

Two landmark judgements on two consecutive days have given new hope to South Africans grappling with respectively the rights of labour tenants and government's land redistribution policy. On Wednesday, 4 September 2019...

Give female farmers greater access to land and credit

Globally women play a significant role in agriculture. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, women are the backbone of the agricultural sector and make up almost half of the agricultural labour force, according...

Ramaphosa’s panel ‘seriously concerned about state’s capability to implement land reform process’

Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s advisory panel on land reform says they are seriously concerned about the state’s capability to “implement the land reform process at a pace that matches the socio-economic developmental...

‘Black people can’t farm?’ We respectfully disagree, Prince Mashele

We don’t want to start a fight, but well-known political analyst Prince Mashele could do with an urgent crash course in agriculture. We’re rather peeved after Mashele reportedly said that most...

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Ask the vet: Mfethu, here’s how to prevent cow bloating

This week, an animal nutrition consultant helps a Food For Mzansi reader who struggles with bloating in dairy cows. High-yielding cows often suffer when from high-grain diets, but there are a few tips that will save the day.

African swine fever creeps closer to the United States

African swine fever is making its way around the world, and meat processors and agricultural officials in the United States are hard at work to ensure they are prepared for a possible outbreak of the highly contagious viral disease.

How Voermol changed the game for this Free State farmer

Eugene van der Walt has been farming for just over a decade. His operation has improved drastically since he discovered Voermol’s products.

The most adorable story you’ll read today. Fact!

This grade 8 learner’s future is so bright, he has to wear his shades! At 14, he is already farming with chickens and veggies in his parents’ backyard. His dream job? You’ll never guess… (No, it isn’t farming.)

Inland fisheries policy ‘can only work if implemented’

The inland fishing communities of Mzansi are looking forward to the day they can legally make their living. They have welcomed cabinet's recent approval of the draft National Freshwater (Inland) Wild-Capture Fisheries Policy as a first step towards decriminalising small-scale fishing from the country's rivers and dams. They fear, however, that it might be another five years before policy becomes reality at a local level.