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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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‘Quantity, quality and common sense,” is this farmers success mantra

Mampe Mmeregi always dreamt of owning her own farm one day. Her aspirations, however, seemed far-fetched, as there were little to no agricultural activities...

Free State farmer’s 21st birthday gift yields success

A 26-year-old Free State farmer has managed to create a profitable business out of a mammoth piece of land he received as a gift...

‘The Glam Chef’ always gets dolled up before she cooks

Thandi Maphai believes she always needs to look her best when she cooks. Her appearance, she says, “influences the end result of her dishes”....

RECIPE: The Glam Chef’s flapjacks

Thandi Maphai believes “we eat with our eyes first” and that appearance when cooking is everything. The young chef is always glammed up and she’s widely known by many...

Agri Careers: Soil scientist (and agricultural maverick)

If finding solutions to problems surrounding food supply and the environment is your thing, then you might want to consider a career as a...