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Why live in a box? Student and caterer Basi shares insights and tips

Living on a student budget does not necessarily mean survival on only 2 minute noodles, says aspiring chef and home cook, Basetsana Duiker (19). Yes,...

From cooking during Durban July to starting his own business in Cape Town

When you picture a typical chef, a former rugby player is probably not the first person that comes to your mind. Chefs are delicate...

RECIPE: Pan-seared porterhouse steak with mushrooms and charred cabbage

It’s almost festive season, the perfect time to share this pan-seared porterhouse steak recipe by private chef Cwenga Mbinda. It is paired with chilli,...

From soap to soup, ‘Kitchen Queen’ revels in role as cookbook author

Of all the roles actress and singer Lucia Mthiyane has taken on, she most revels in the title of “Culinary Goddess.” With an avid love...

‘Food is the story of life, love and health’ says social media foodie

At its core food is a powerful vehicle for storytelling, believes social media foodie and designer Chuene Lefala (27). The Limpopo-born creative says that...

Miss SA talks food memories and farmer appreciation

While she might hold the title of South Africa’s most beautiful woman, Shudufadzo Musida (24) vows to stay true and honest to her Venda...

‘I’m no Pablo Escobar, but I am a bad-ass chef’

The adage, “you eat with your eyes” has never been truer in an era where social media rules the world, says chef Jess Levin...

Who doesn’t love good food and good art?

Food is an intimate form of art compared to others in its ability to incorporate all the senses, believes Thuto Mahlangu (25). Chefs are the...

Life is a balancing act that takes a lifetime to master

For food blogger Saadiyah Hendricks (31), baking is an act of creative freedom and a channel of self-empowerment. In fact, the Cape Town-based recipe developer...

‘Simply put, food connects worlds’

Food connects and is an act of human expression that goes beyond its textbook definition. It is an act of communion that embodies culture,...

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Meet the Olympian rower who, in the end, chose farming

Despite being a junior Olympian, there was never any doubt that Paul Lombard would, one day, end up in agriculture. After all, both his...

Farmers must brace themselves for surging feed prices

Producers anticipate that consumers will have to pay more for red meat sometime this year based on rising animal feed prices, which are already...

3 things happening in agri today, 18 January 2021 

The farmers’ television show, Vir die liefde van die land, is back by popular demand. The first episode, featuring Free State farmers Samson...

‘Fast-track land reform through community-private partnerships’

A lot has been said about how land reform programmes can be administered and many models exist, market-led approaches that have proven to be...

Elderly farmer: ‘The whispers were louder than roars’

The 73-year-old Samson Mahlaba was but a child when he first started working as a labourer on a Free State farm. He never went...