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It Takes a Village

From going bust to supplying Spar in just 6 months

In the heart of Mbokotwane, a village less than 20 minutes away from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, a black-owned farming business empowers youth...

Battling Covid-19 in a rural community

The Xhora Mouth area of the Eastern Cape is about 100km from Mthatha by car. The first 60km is a sporadically potholed tar road,...

‘To hake and to hold’: Twitter banter feeds 2 000 kids

It started with a joke on Twitter, and ended with donations of enough food to keep 2 000 kids nutritiously fed for a good...

Inner city farm brings life to Joburg

Refiloe Molefe (61) moves through her farm with the delicate swiftness of someone half her age. She works with a calming efficiency, shifting from...

Pioneers in school aquaponics still thriving

An aquaponics system at a school in the Gauteng township of Orange farm was not only the first in the country, but it has...

Abalimi embodies ‘harvest of hope’ on the Cape Flats

It is said that the first component of social justice is adequate food for all. But what happens when you live in a country...

44 kids feed 900 families in ‘Middelpos fairy tale’

They say it takes a village to raise a child. This might be true, but every now and then it also takes an army...

Youth turn Soweto dumping site into food garden

Armed with a mere 40-square-meter plot and a passion for service, Johannesburg youth are lightening the load of pensioners with their food garden in...

Dairy giant backs NGOs ‘to ease Covid anxiety’

A charitable trust underwritten by Fair Cape Dairies has donated R650 000 worth of dairy products to various Cape Flats organisations, including a centre for...

Community veggie garden a lifeline for Marikana orphans

Among the beneficiaries of a North West community vegetable garden count the children who have been left orphaned after their fathers were gunned down...

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Conditions of Free State roads negatively impacts farmers

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Premier calls for probe amid growing tension on farms

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Free State, meet your new Young Farmer of the Year

The winner of Free State Agriculture’s Young Farmer of the Year competition, Doug Osler, this evening pledged his commitment towards building the agricultural sector...