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New pest threatens Africa’s endangered cycads

Cycads, the world’s oldest seed-producing plants, are facing extinction. Africa is home to a variety of cycad species and South Africa is regarded as a global...

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...

Annelize Crosby: ‘A butterfly in land reform boxing ring’

In the often hysterical debates on land expropriation without compensation, Annelize Crosby has become a voice of reason. With her no-nonsense approach, she floats...

This food garden feeds 50 000 people per week!

It's true. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and these words could not ring more true for the Bonteheuwel Development Forum on the...

New farmers: Start off small and gradually grow

Ready to start your own farm but lacking major funds? Farmer Mbali Nwoko advises new farmers to start small and gradually grow. Being frugal...

South Africa’s rural story needs to change

Farmer and rural development advocate Sinelizwi Fakade is against the idea that young people are still forced by circumstance to look for opportunities in...

Teens transform gang-ridden area with food gardens

In a community where fatal gun fights claim the lives of young people on the regular, a group of youngsters are taking an activist...

King Goodwill Zwelithini: Tribute to a well-loved ruler

Sinelizwi Citizen Journalism candidate Nozipho Ntshingila remembers King Goodwill Zwelithini as a true cultural activist against the social ills of teenage pregnancy, the spread...

Acting collectively, smallholders pool their power

Agricultural economist Malapane Thamaga believes South Africa’s farmers can benefit from the power of collective action through an agricultural clustering model. In this thought provoking article...

With R500, Zola James created thriving veggie market

You can never second guess or be lazy when it comes to eating healthy in a global pandemic, home gardener and entrepreneur Zola James...

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‘Serious intervention’ to boost black farmers – Didiza

Agriculture, land reform and rural development minister Thoko Didiza has called for a “serious intervention” to increase the contribution of black commercial-scale farmers in...

2021 wine grape harvest deemed to be excellent

This year's wine grape harvest has been one of the latest to start, and the longest. This, however, has resulted in "an excellent concentration...

Bayer pesticides ‘damaging health of SA farmworkers’

Bayer has hit back at research that claims it is developing and selling highly hazardous pesticide-active ingredients that are damaging the health of farmworkers...

When dreams came to nothing, her garden fed more than just...

Every year, many people leave their homes in rural areas and migrate to cities to try and seek new opportunities to improve their lives. Unfortunately...

Recipe: Three recipes to celebrate Hummus Day

It’s International Hummus Day, and if you don’t already have this tasty vegan spread in your fridge, you are missing out big time. Our...