Sustainability

There is an angel factory in the Karoo

Picture, if you will, a Christmas angel factory. Do you imagine fluffy clouds, elves, sparkly tinsel? People dressed in pointy hats with tinkling bells? You...

Mzansi farmers need to diversify to prosper, says economist

Globally, farmers face many challenges and decreasing farm income has been a major driver encouraging farming families to investigate diversification. Looking at grain farmers,...
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Vuyani Lolwane carries on his father’s farming legacy

Vuyani Lolwane knows there is a world of possibilities in the soil and he is not afraid to chase them. His late father, Thando,...

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...

‘Treevolution’ has started across Sub-Saharan Africa

Imagine a world where green spaces and green living is popular and accessible to everyone. That is exactly what Greenpop envisions, and this Western...

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...

FoodForward SA is connecting a world of surplus to a world of need

More than 200 000 South Africans are being fed daily with surplus food that would have otherwise ended up on landfills. FoodForward SA, a non-profit...

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...

Revival of small-scale cotton farming can push back rural poverty

There is an upsurge in small-scale cotton farming that can play a significant role in alleviating rural poverty. Cotton is being planted again in...

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What farmers should know about workplace injuries

In a brand-new monthly feature, Stephan Pietersen from Work Accident Support answers some of the most pressing farmers’ questions. This month, he discusses the...

3 more years to bring veld back to life after drought

While drought-stricken areas of the Western Cape will need three years of above-average rainfall for the veld to fully recover, the provincial government has...

Your guide to landing an agriculture internship

If you have just graduated from high school or from a higher education institution and are considering making a career in agriculture, landing an internship in the sector could...

Newly-commercialising black farmers rock auction records

A group of up-and-coming livestock farmers in the Free State are on cloud nine after hosting their very first commercial farmers' auction with a...

Agriculture can greatly benefit from ‘a woman’s touch’

This week on Food For Mzansi’s #SoilSistas campaign, we meet Nomathamsanqa Dyonase, founder of Nomady Training and Development. Powered by Corteva Agriscience, we're highlighting some of...