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‘Neighbourhood Farm’ creates jobs and tackles food security

“We’re trying to create a mosaic of urban farms that grows food, minds and our communities,” says, Neighbourhood Farm founder and chief executive officer...

Rubbish dump proved to be a treasure trove for female agriculturalists

In 2012, a group of women from Mapetla East in Soweto looked at a rubbish dump behind a primary school in the area and...

Gogos’ gardens feed thousands in KwaZulu-Natal

In the breathtakingly beautiful Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu-Natal lives a 76-year-old retired nurse, Cwengekile Myeni. In this region Myeni dedicated nearly...

Primary school principal creates a local food hub

The need for nutritious food in her school and village encouraged North West school principal Ellen Leping (50) to revive their neglected school garden...

A hand up, never a handout…

The lives of close to 52,000 people, including more than 10,000 orphans and other vulnerable children from Munsieville in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, started changing 10...

Food gardens a lifeline in rural communities

In 1992, social workers Anne and Peter Templeton visited Goedgedacht farm in Malmesbury in the Western Cape, hoping it would be the perfect place...

‘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...

Reading, Running and Right-ing unlocks the future for farm kids

One woman’s compassion has led to the empowerment of hundreds of children, teenagers, their parents and women in rural communities in Mzansi. The initiative,...

Urban food gardener is aiming for #NewLevels

Ask farm manager Thabang Makoloi if he always had an interest in farming, and he’ll say: “The only thing that interested me growing up was soccer and nothing else. I think I was tricked into falling...

How to create a garden that keeps on giving…

Providing for your family’s financial needs is proving more difficult with each passing day given the current state of the South African economy and...

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Organic food garden empowers people with disabilities

An organic farming project in the countryside of the Uthungulu District in KwaZulu-Natal is arming people living with physical disabilities with in-depth agricultural training...

Wine producers now vying for untapped local market

There’s a huge untapped market of South Africans who have the disposable income and thirst for something new and exciting to drink, said Brandon...

‘Miss Gates’ is making beauty products specially for women of colour

Women of colour have long struggled to find products that cater specifically for their skincare needs. For young agripreneur Seipati Masango the solution was no further than her mother’s kitchen...

Government learnership empowers young chef

While many fret and wrack their brains about what to do after obtaining their matric certificates, taking the road less travelled helped 22-year-old Patience...

RECIPE: Braised oxtail and garlic mash will have you asking for more

The fragrant smell of herbed, braised red meat on a Sunday afternoon gives your home a warm, comforting feeling. Oxtail is a cut of...