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Chef Funi succeeds despite his many naysayers

When Lufuno “Funi” Sinthumule pursued a career as a chef, many believed that he would not succeed. But he proved them all wrong. He now owns a private chef business, had...

Chef Liziwe Matloha shares her recipe for success

Chef Liziwe Matloha’s desire to be the best in everything she does is her recipe for success. This drive has served her well, leading her to build a second career in...

Keeping a community’s traditions alive through cooking

Fatima Sydow was raised to celebrate and share in the traditions of her neighbours. She has managed to turn this and her love of cooking into a career, publishing two cook...

Cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage – one healthy green family

Did you know that cauliflower and broccoli stem from the same family? Yip, so does kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts and even collards. They are all descendants of the economically important plant...

Radio presenter cooks to touch the lives of others

Although Lee Duru has been working in the broadcasting industry for years, she has taken to indulging her love of food and cooking on her social media profiles, to the delight...

Can a South African feast on fried snakes on a stick?

Lindsay Jefthas is a mathematics teacher who lives and works in Beijing, China. After graduating university with a bachelor’s degree in education he taught at a school in the Western Cape...

To Karen cooking simply is like breathing

While some people are born with an instant love for all things edible, food writer Karen Hart discovered her passion by accident. Thirty-seven years later, the former entertainment journalist has published...

No end in sight for SA’s love affair with potatoes

Are potatoes South Africa’s favourite veg? It certainly seems like it, based on how inflation-proof our demand for this versatile vegetable is. Despite increases in food prices that has seen many South...

Siphokazi’s hard work transforms her into a well-known cook

The life of Siphokazi Mdlankomo is a testament to those who believe you are never too old to reach your goals. In 2014 her life changed for the better when she...

Cook Ella Mthethwa says food stole her heart…

Ella Gqinekile Mthethwa swapped her love for plants to pursue her dreams of becoming a culinary queen. Today she runs her own catering company and employs ten people. This came after she...

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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...