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It Takes a Village

Pioneers in school aquaponics still thriving

An aquaponics system at a school in the Gauteng township of Orange farm was not only the first in the country, but it has...

Abalimi embodies ‘harvest of hope’ on the Cape Flats

It is said that the first component of social justice is adequate food for all. But what happens when you live in a country...

44 kids feed 900 families in ‘Middelpos fairy tale’

They say it takes a village to raise a child. This might be true, but every now and then it also takes an army...

Youth turn Soweto dumping site into food garden

Armed with a mere 40-square-meter plot and a passion for service, Johannesburg youth are lightening the load of pensioners with their food garden in...

Dairy giant backs NGOs ‘to ease Covid anxiety’

A charitable trust underwritten by Fair Cape Dairies has donated R650 000 worth of dairy products to various Cape Flats organisations, including a centre for...

Community veggie garden a lifeline for Marikana orphans

Among the beneficiaries of a North West community vegetable garden count the children who have been left orphaned after their fathers were gunned down...

Veggie garden brings healing to psychiatric patients

Tucked away behind one of the major psychiatric hospitals in the Western Cape, Lentegeur Hospital, buds a thriving vegetable garden. The garden aids in the...

Vilakazi Street grows its own food to feed hungry residents

In the heart of Soweto, lush vegetable gardens are shooting up alongside the pavements of one of Mzansi’s most famous streets, Vilakazi Street. These...

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...

Kitchen makes 1 million life-saving meals in 8 months

Preparing and distributing 1 million meals in eight months is no small feat and doing so amid the disruption caused by a national covid-19...

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Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the...

From going bust to supplying Spar in just 6 months

In the heart of Mbokotwane, a village less than 20 minutes away from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, a black-owned farming business empowers youth...

What’s behind SA’s avocado tiff with Tanzania?

As Mzansi celebrates the start of its new avocado season, the country is locked in a bitter fight over Tanzanian avocados. This, after a...

7 (not-so-easy!) ways to get farmland in SA

We all know how important farming is for our livelihood in Mzansi, not just as an employment opportunity, but to feed and clothe our people....