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Will the wine industry’s Pastor Lukau please stand up?

Funny, isn’t it, how one of my all-time favourite films, Pulp Fiction, has so much in common with wine. Gen Z might never have...

Send us, Mr Ramaphosa, a new generation of farmers

A 17-year-old aspiring farmer from Tzaneen in Limpopo has heeded Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” call, pledging his support to build a better South...

Opportunities abound for black winemakers, but what about ownership?

With the South African economy still in a tight spot, perhaps the best opportunity lies in being a disruptive winemaker with a vengeance for...

Here’s why you really should be nuts about almonds

The “health nuts” amongst us seem to be going nuts about almonds. Seriously. A nut such as an almond really is a life-source. It provides...

These days they call me the wine ‘farm’acist

The name is Bothman. Heinrich Bothman. It’s corny, right, but I’ve always dreamed about using this line since I first got introduced to the...

To be a young black farmer in Mzansi

A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa’s land reform process after the country’s parliament took a resolution to amend the constitution to effect land...

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Township entrepreneurs on defensive about ‘spaza shop’ spin-offs

The Shoprite Group’s Usave retail chain recently introduced mobile stores in township communities to give people easier access to food purchases during the nation-wide...

From ‘write-off’ to multi-award-winning international crop exporter

When 27-year-old Uzair Essack saw his peers graduate two to three years before him, he never imagined that he would one day own a multi-award-winning export company that would gain...

Back to school: Don’t ignore kids’ coronavirus anxiety

With the first learners due to return to school after the covid-19 lockdown shortly, experts have urged parents to help their children cope with...

Didiza thanks farmers, agri organisations for generosity

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has expressed her appreciation for farmers, farmers’ organisations and agribusinesses that go out of their way to show humanity towards the destitute.  May organisations showed ubuntu by donating and contributing food parcels,...

Covid-19 boosts digitisation of agriculture industry

The covid-19 shock has propelled the agriculture sector into taking a giant technological leap forward. We’ve seen farmers adopting digital and social media platforms to sell produce directly to...