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‘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 Justin Bonello. He has made it his mission...

Heart-healthy foods that everyone can afford

Heart Awareness Month is the perfect time to look at some proactive ways of supporting heart health through our diets. Heart disease still is the leading cause of death worldwide. In...

Nutrition tips for women’s health

South African women today fulfil multiple roles in society as mothers, wives, caregivers, businesswomen, and those with the instinct to nurture, it comes as no surprise that women play a vital...

RECIPE: Lemon Butter Fish

Nompilo Mathe might not be a chef by profession, but she’s known as the queen of the kitchen on social media. The 34-year-old is still trying to pursue a culinary qualification...

Meal prep – What you need to know

When trying to eat nutritious meals, avoid processed foods, lose weight or avoid waste, your best bet is meal prepping. Meal prepping can sound so trendy and cliché! However, it is exactly...

Raw vs processed food: All you need to know

Some of the latest food trends, such as “raw foods”, “clean eating” and “juicing” are making us super aware of the fact that processed foods are not necessarily the healthiest options. Food...

Potatoes SA ensures Mzansi gets quality taters

In Mzansi, a home cooked Sunday lunch is nothing without a deep fried or oven baked potato. Our nourishing local spuds are believed to have come from Holland to provide food...

There is power in food to unite Mzansi

“I learnt early on that food unites people and we can learn so much from each other’s culture through tasting it.” So says Ulla Pakendorf-Loubser, journalist, health coach and chef.   This all-rounder wife and mother...

RECIPES: Flavourful Flu Shots

Getting ready to defend yourself from the flu this winter? Try these dietary flu “shots”, a mixture of immune-boosting ingredients in a shot-glass. They are packed with immune-boosting nutrients, antimicrobial properties,...

Not all superfoods are super-expensive

The superfoods craze never seems to end, with hemp, cassava flour, seaweed and tiger nuts trending as this year's top superfoods. Finding goji berries in specialist health stores may be tricky,...

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Weekend weather: Fire warnings for parts of Mzansi

The weekend is here, and a number of weather warnings have been issued for parts of Mzansi. According to AfriWeather, an affiliate of the South African Weather Service (SAWS), impact-based warnings have been issued for the several provinces.

Agri, eco sectors to join forces against climate change

Environment, forestry and fisheries director-general Nomfundo Tshabalala wants South Africa’s environment and agriculture sectors to band together in the fight against climate change.

Food, glorious food! Grow it, savour it, share it

World Food Day will be celebrated on 16 October as a collective call to action against global hunger. Food brings us together; it is...

Recipe: Chef Amanda Manyatshe’s African risotto

It's the ultimate Italian comfort food – with an African twist. Instead of a silky and tricky arborio rice, chef Amanda Manyatshe makes her...

Drought in East Africa: scientists sound the alarm

AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE: Sophisticated weather predictions paint a grim five-year picture for every country from Ethiopia down to South Africa. But without wise action these predictions mean little. Scientists sound the alarm.