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Khoesan descendants produce highest quality rooibos

Tucked away in the magnificent Cederberg Mountain Range in the Western Cape hides one of Mzansi’s oldest and most historic villages – Wupperthal. The...

Hawkers are vital for potato farmers and consumers

Hawkers and informal traders are by far the biggest marketing channel for the potatoes sold on Mzansi’s fresh produce markets, with these veggies offering...

After 17 year wait, Limpopo farmer finally gets his land

Two landmark judgements on two consecutive days have given new hope to South Africans grappling with respectively the rights of labour tenants and government's...

‘Neighbourhood Farm’ creates jobs and tackles food security

“We’re trying to create a mosaic of urban farms that grows food, minds and our communities,” says, Neighbourhood Farm founder and chief executive officer...

Rubbish dump proved to be a treasure trove for female agriculturalists

In 2012, a group of women from Mapetla East in Soweto looked at a rubbish dump behind a primary school in the area and...

Health conscious millennials challenging alcohol industry

You know how Fridays are the most exciting day of the week for hardworking individuals? It almost feels celebratory to act on the urge...

Gogos’ gardens feed thousands in KwaZulu-Natal

In the breathtakingly beautiful Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu-Natal lives a 76-year-old retired nurse, Cwengekile Myeni. In this region Myeni dedicated nearly...

Primary school principal creates a local food hub

The need for nutritious food in her school and village encouraged North West school principal Ellen Leping (50) to revive their neglected school garden...

Give female farmers greater access to land and credit

Globally women play a significant role in agriculture. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, women are the backbone of the agricultural sector and make up almost...

Chicken industry should be a jobs focus in unemployment crisis

As South Africa’s horrific unemployment rate reaches new record levels, politicians and policymakers should take an urgent look at the opportunities offered by South...

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‘Farming brothers’ breaking stereotypes

It’s true that you can’t choose your family, but these three Mzansi farmers beg to differ.  Brothers Buchule Jack and Buzwe Pama run a successful farming business in the Free State alongside their friend...

Liewe Lulu: Fighting ‘farmer’s armpits’

Suffering in Silence (45) from Jacobsdal in the Free State writes…  I love my hubby, Katlego, but his body odour is messing with my libido. He is...

Electrical engineer finds solace in her kitchen and home garden

Finding solace in gardening never crossed Leshoto Thooe’s mind until she decided to get her hands dirty. To relax from her budding career as an electrical engineer, the 34-year-old spends her downtime cooking and gardening.   RECIPE: Herb-encrusted...

Smart agriculture: the key to food security into the future

By 2050 the world’s population will reach around 9.2 billion, 34 percent higher than today. To meet the nutritional needs of these extra mouths,...

RECIPE: Herb-encrusted Leg of Lamb, the Leshoto way…

“Leg of lamb may sound intimidating to many, but it’s actually one of the most tender, succulent and easy-to-work-with cuts of meat.” So says...