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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...

‘Start with what you have,’ advises founder of poultry stokvel

For new era poultry farmer Ellen Mokau (35) collaboration is the key to unlocking incredible power within the agricultural sector. Through an “unusual” stokvel, Mokau...

Campaign to help 2500 struggling households plant home gardens

The International Medical Services for Health South Africa (INMED SA) is helping 2500 struggling households in South Africa to plant their own backyard gardens by providing them with free seeds, training and assistance...

Malnutrition is ‘a silent war without weapons’

The power to overcome the crisis of hunger lies in the acceleration of agricultural productivity in rural and township communities, military veteran Steven Barnard...

Dreamers take hands to turn dump into food garden

It is six in the morning and the wind feels like it has a personal vendetta against four men who are braving the cold...

No more ‘poverty food’ – African vegetables are the next big thing

South Africa’s indigenous food heritage has huge social and commercial potential, but it will require a “food revolution” involving chefs, farmers, researchers and government...

Chefs with Compassion: Turning waste into wholesome meals

An alliance of local and global organisations backed by 300 chefs, restaurant owners and volunteers have stepped to the fore to battle the immediate...

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Sinelizwi Awards: Drama, tears, fashion and a shocker!

Emotional speeches, loads of laughs, bubbly, high fashion, tears and drama. Food For Mzansi’s inaugural Sinelizwi Citizen Journalist of the Year Awards was the...

Top citizen journalists honoured at Sinelizwi ceremony

A new crop of citizen journalists, representing “the people formerly known as the audience”, were honoured at the glitzy Sinelizwi Citizen Journalist of the...

Potato farmer and baby daddy: Is it time to call it...

Unrooted in Ficksburg, Free State writes Liewe Lulu I am engaged to be married to the father of my five-year-old son. In the seven years we...

Water resources: Restorative justice under threat

The National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency is being created by predatory elites to get access to the nearly R1 trillion that needs to be...

Alcohol ban: ‘Let science lead us before third wave hits’

With a possible third wave of Covid-19 on the horizon, the South African alcohol industry has clapped back at government by releasing the findings...