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Tapiwa’s ice cream: A taste of Africa in every scoop

Tapiwa Guzha went into the ice cream industry on a whim. But he soon realised that ice cream could be a vehicle for cultural expression, and today his mission is to celebrate and share the diversity of African cultures.

Edible leaves: Don’t throw away the healthy bits

Visiting farms and chatting with food growers, I am always surprised and happy to learn about the wonder of vegetables. Like finding out about parts of the vegetable that are edible...

International Tea Day: 9 great rooibos pairing ideas

Many South Africans are all too familiar with the basics of wine pairing. We know that white wine pairs well with a fish dish, while a bold red goes with a...

So, how fresh are frozen veggies?

There is a common belief that fresh is best and buying frozen veggies is a cop-out, but this is certainly not the case on the nutrition front. Frozen veggies are not as...

How long can I keep spices and herbs for?

As the season changes and we get excited about the colder months’ foods and flavours, we often start cleaning out our kitchen cupboards. The tricky part arises when we get to...

Food labels: How to spot the bull they sell you

Here’s a scenario:  It’s a Saturday morning and you are in the supermarket doing your weekly grocery shopping. You've recently tried to shop more sustainably and you’re trying to be a more ethical shopper....

E Cape entrepreneur takes amaranth to wider market

Indigenous plant lover Regina Kasongo has managed to turn her love for indigenous foods into a sustainable business. She grows amaranth, a crop that thrives with little water and even in...

GERD: 10 acid-friendly foods for chronic reflux

What goes up, must come down, but what goes down should not always come back up - especially when we're talking about stomach acid in the oesophagus. Everyone experiences occasional heartburn. However,...

Home food garden: What to plant in March

Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the simplest and most rewarding experience at the...

Amadumbe: 5 tips for growing this African vegetable

Of all indigenous crops in existence, he is caught in a love affair with the potato of the tropics, amadumbe, confesses Qinisani Qwabe, farmer and founder of Ubuntu AgriRenaisance. So much so...

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Farmworkers’ children should be free to choose – Didiza

Children of farmworkers must enter the sector by choice and not by circumstance. This was the stern message earlier today (Monday, 25 October 2021)...

Govt. funding delay causes insect research unit to close

Several research units that specialise in the control of invasive species using insects have stopped getting funding from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE). One unit has already closed down and others are at risk.

Agripreneur 101: Meet a non-dairy yoghurt maker

Moringa, cancer bush, sea moss... As if the flavours aren't enough to make Andile Sasanti's yoghurts stand out from the rest, they are vegan...

Former football star scores winning goal in farming

Many years ago, Thabani Bhengu played professional football for Jomo Cosmos. Today, he is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s proudest farming sons. He tells us, “Agriculture is life. It’s like growing your own cash.”

Guard against heat stress, warn livestock experts

With summer months fast approaching and growing concerns about extreme weather events, livestock experts are warning farmers against the effects of heat stress on their animals. It is not always fatal but can also affect animal production.