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‘Giving is better than receiving’ – Recruitment firm practices what it preaches

While sitting around a dinner table, a family with a heart for their community realised that their simple gesture of goodwill could have a...

Langkloof farmers are determined to show that land reform can work

Spend a Friday afternoon with Patrick Cornelius in the Langkloof and you will learn more about apple tree roots than you ever thought was...

Hard work pays off for champion agriworker

If you saw him on a tractor ploughing the fields or harvesting grapes his life may seem ordinary. But Christie Davids has beaten the...

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...

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,...

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...

Overberg women spearheading aquaponics farm

Six women from the Suurbraak community are piloting a dynamic aquaponics farm in the Overberg district near Swellendam in the Western Cape. Their farming...

Eureka farm homework centre nurtures learners to excel

On any given weekday, a few minutes before 3 pm, you’ll find a group of peppy learners chattering away while making their way to...

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....

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Young farmer fulfils his father’s farming dream

Thirteen years ago the dream to farm of Tumelo Siliga’s father, Bethuel Siliga, became a reality. The dream was short lived, however, and was...

Farmers of Mzansi, you have inspired a book

Food For Mzansi readers who want to attend the Gauteng and Western Cape launch events of the recently published For the Love of the...

27 giants of cotton honoured at glitzy awards ceremony

Sometimes it takes a quarter-century for your hard work to be recognised and rewarded. Just ask Frans Malela, a former electrician from Marble Hall...