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Mzansi’s first black winemaker didn’t let rejection stop her

She may have been inspired to become a winemaker by reading her mother’s romance novels, but it was her steely determination to succeed that...

Social entrepreneur brings hope for Limpopo youth

When Mosa Hope Mapheto came face to face with the socio-economic issues burdening her community, she was determined to find solutions. The 26-year-old social...

KZN child herders now play key role in livestock and animal health

For the past 44 years Mdukatshani, a non-profit organisation, has been working with women and youth in Weenen and Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal. In these...

Employment and empowerment is real in the chicken industry

Feathers are flying in the chicken industry with importers and local producers crossing swords over issues of pricing, consumer interests, employment and empowerment. FairPlay sides...

The alphabet soup that stifles rural development

Rural communities and emerging farmers simply cannot be looked at through the same lens as you would a commercial farmer. Ask me. I’ll know....

Community-supported private school lifts up rural kids

For children living in the deeply rural Winterberg Conservancy in the Eastern Cape, sustainable quality education is considered a privilege. For the past 25...

Rural food hubs key to delivering affordable, nutritious food

Sourcing fresh produce from rural small-scale farmers close to supermarkets can make healthy eating much more affordable and boost small-scale farmers to boot. In an...

Faces of Onderstepoort learners brighten as ARC donates sanitary pads

Puberty can be a very stressful time in the lives of young girls as their bodies begin to change. Imagine facing puberty with a...

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#AloneTogether: ‘Don’t compromise on farmworkers’ safety’

If you’re reading this, you survived day 2 of Mzansi’s lockdown to contain the deadly outbreak of covid-19. Chances are, you’ve been having your...

#AloneTogether: Farmers manage to keep harvesting despite lockdown

Congrats! You survived day 1 of South Africa’s unprecedented Covid-19 lockdown. The remaining 20 days will not be easy and, if you’re like the...

Urban farming was the saving grace for an unemployed youth

Three years ago, Mosesi Mosesi (28) was jobless and hopeless. When an opportunity for a learnership in horticulture came along, he took a huge leap of faith. That leap has completely changed his life,...

21 recipes to keep you sane during Covid-19 lockdown

Social distancing and to self-quarantine is Mzansi’s new normal. Our 21-day lockdown to try and limit the spread of Covid-19 has officially kicked in,...

Liewe Lulu: My monster-in-law says I’m not a real Makoti

Defeated Makoti from Zwelitsha in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape writes…  Liewe Lulu, where do I even begin. I met my super bae Sipho in my hometown of Pretoria five years ago when we were still at university. It was love...