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Why the sixth love language could actually be food

In his book, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, Dr Gary Chapman reveals that each of us primarily speak with one of five so-called "love languages": quality time, physical touch, gift...

How old are the ‘fresh’ fruit and vegetables we eat?

Discovering the best fresh produce at your local grocery store or market is always a win, especially when you’re looking to cook up an appetising feast when family or friends come over....

Let’s get cheesy with Kobus Mulder! All your cheese questions answered…

You might be forgiven for not knowing your ricotta from your parmesan. Let’s face it. Not too long ago, most South Africans mainly ate cheddar and gouda – although, thankfully, a...

The rise (and rise!) of Mzansi’s craft beer movement

Five years ago, the term “craft beer” could easily have been mistaken for a swear word or an upper-class sangoma’s attempt at making ginger beer. Since then, the industry has exploded with a...

Variety of milk options leave SA spoilt for choice

Choosing an everyday grocery essential like milk is not always the easiest thing to do. South Africans are really spoilt for choice, whether we prefer full-cream, skim or even long-life milk. Milk,...

Boost your body with a blackberry smoothie

Summer is here, and it is as if we suddenly came to the realization that we must get our bikini bodies in shape. Exercising alone won’t do the job, but eating healthy would. The thought of adopting healthy eating...

We are cray cray about potatoes – and it’s a good thing!

South Africans love potatoes. Fact. Potato salad is the archetypal side-dish for braais. Our fish-and-chips shops would be nothing without “slaptjips”, slathered with salt and vinegar, and wrapped in thick paper....

‘Coffee is my first love, but you can be my second’

A good cup of coffee can actually leave you weak in the knees, and at a loss for words with a high temperature. Seriously. This rush is especially experienced as you...

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Mzansi’s ‘oldest farmer’ defied immeasurable trials

In this moving piece, Magnificent Mndebele and photographer Funiwe Ngwenya reflect on the life of one of South Africa’s oldest farmers who died at 96. Mahlomelane Mthembu defied all odds to persue his passion for the love of the land.

Robotics offers food industry a taste of the future

Mzansi’s food and beverage industry is lagging the rest of the world in implementing robotics. There are a couple of reasons for this: robotics is seen as an expensive solution, and there’s a lingering perception that robots will take human jobs.

What cows are teaching scientists about waste

For billions of years, nature has perfected ways of dealing with the recycling of materials. Like a good housekeeper who saves as much as...

Agripreneur 101: Grow your own herbs hydroponically

Horticulturalist and agripreneur Basil Williams has more than two decades of farming experience. His business, Herbal View Hydroponics, supplies fresh and dried herbs to local retailers.

From zero to hero: Why crawl when you can fly?

Quick moves and clever decisions. This is how vegetable farmer Ayanda Ntshangase runs her promising enterprise in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal. It is a strategy that...