Nutrition

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,...

The Lazy Makoti decided to cook instead of farm…

Mogau Seshoene, also known as The Lazy Makoti, is cooking up a storm and it is all done in celebration of South African food. Although her family has strong agricultural roots, Seshoene...

How to make delicious family meals on a SASSA budget

Trying to stay afloat with your monthly budget while juggling life and managing a household, all whilst making sure your family eats nutritious and healthy meals, can seem almost impossible. But you...

Sugar: The Bittersweet Story

For the past 10 years, the debate about the health hazards of sugar has been raging locally and globally. This comes as no surprise when you consider how much sugar South...

Good news: chocolate can be great for your health

Everyone loves chocolate, or at least knows someone who adores it. For many years we were told to avoid chocolate for a number of proposed reasons: it causes acne, it is...

Rural food hubs key to delivering affordable, nutritious food

Sourcing fresh produce from rural small-scale farmers close to supermarkets can make healthy eating much more affordable and boost small-scale farmers to boot. In an environment where many households are food insecure...

Siyabonga Mngoma is an organic crusader battling for Mzansi’s health

Siyabonga Mngoma (41) is a crusader in the battle for the health of South Africans. She is an aspiring nutritionist and farming ace who left the corporate world to pursue her...

Don’t be salty! Train your taste buds to stay healthy

Ever noticed how some people simply add salt to food without even having tasted it? Salt was in use long before the beginning of recorded history. In fact, it is rumoured to...

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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.