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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...

Social entrepreneur combats food insecurity with portable veggie boxes

It is often when faced with an unpleasant situation that our talents, gifts, and abilities take centre stage out of sheer desperation. It is...

Former teacher now helps thousands to grow their own food

A decade after the birth of Soil for Life more than 30 000 people are now more food secure with access to healthy nutritious...

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‘Who needs big retailers when you’ve got taxi ranks?’

If there’s one piece of advice that agripreneur Thuli Mageba has taken to heart, it is the words of her grandmother, Nomkhosi...

Deadly disease to hit livestock as early as February

An urgent call for farmers nationwide to vaccinate their cattle, sheep, pigs and goats against an acute viral disease has been issued by both...

3 things happening in agri today, 22  January 2021

There's never a dull moment in agriculture. Be sure not to miss today's online opportunities for learning and networking. This includes the latest...

Steady interest rates ‘positive for agri in tough times’

The agricultural sector has welcomed the South African Reserve Bank’s decision to keep the repo rate unchanged – a much-needed lifeline for farmers who...

Meet the man behind Cape Town’s first sushi truck

The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 was surely the spanner in the works that we never saw coming. With its continued devastation the battered...