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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 great impact on the lives of learners...

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 years ago. The seeds to start growing the...

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 to break away from the hustle and...

‘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 Cape based non-profit organisation has started a...

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, named after its founder, Anna Brom, has...

FoodForward SA is connecting a world of surplus to a world of need

More than 200 000 South Africans are being fed daily with surplus food that would have otherwise ended up on landfills. FoodForward SA, a non-profit organisation, is championing this initiative to address...

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 rural farming areas, children are the main...

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 years, however, the Winterberg School Trust has...

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 the scarcity of jobs. But what about...

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 vegetables grown in their own backyards. This Cape...

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Reserve Bank eases pressure on indebted farmers

Agricultural economist from the Western Cape department of agriculture explain how farmers are set to benefit from the country's unchanged repo rate of 3.5%.

More illegal booze on streets than legal wine and ciders

The alcohol sales bans over the last 15 months have not only plunged wine and barley farmers in crisis. Furthermore, the illicit trade sales by volume have now overtaken the entire combined wine and cider sectors.

‘Farm-to-fork start-up’ scoops FEED innovation prize

A week after he graduated with a Master’s degree, a software developer and his fellow FoodPrint co-founders were also announced as winners of the prestigious Inqola FEED Innovation Prize.

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

This Mpumalanga veggie farmer is a serial procrastinator, and they need some serious help before the spring planting season kicks off.

The Makoeles got the land, and they’re nurturing it!

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free State to meet father-and-son team Lehotla and Morapidi Makoele, who are continuing their family legacy.