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How a Bob Marley hit inspired Vuyo’s township pesto

“Give the slum a try now,” Vuyo Mayesa (40) hums at the end of the telephone line. These are not just the lyrics of Bob Marley’s iconic "Trenchtown Rock". It is...

Meet the foodie pioneering food styling in Zambia

When food influencers like Mogau Seshoene and Siba Mthongwana are household names in kitchens throughout the globe, you would be crazy not to be influenced to cement yourself in the global...

After millennia, Jewish Passover is still a living feast

Celebrating Passover, millions of observing Jewish people have gone to great lengths to put out their mouth-watering spreads on the Seder table during the eight-day festival. Jewish Passover, an annual festival of...

Easter: Down memory lane with sommelier and writer

Celebrating holidays and traditions like Easter in a state of lockdown may be a norm we have no choice but to adapt to, but we are surely clinging on to those...

‘Ausi Wa di Chips’ clings to her food dream

It is nearing a year since Mzansi went into hard lockdown on 27 March 2020, and Ausi Wa die Chips (chip lady), Refiloe Nthoroane (27) can testify to how much the...

With R500, Zola James created thriving veggie market

You can never second guess or be lazy when it comes to eating healthy in a global pandemic, home gardener and entrepreneur Zola James (37) believes. Now more than ever, you...

Cooking mom finds peace in the kitchen

Nearly a year ago Shaistah Khan (33) was your typical busy South African mom, trying to keep up with the busy schedules and needs of three very different, sprouting bambinos, Eesa...

Black chefs and the soul food that connects SA & USA

Ask anybody on the street and they will tell you that "soul food" is the pinnacle of African American culture. They even made a movie about it in 1997! Chef and historian...

Get the hell out of chef Andrew’s kitchen!

Project Runway host Heidi Klum is famous for saying, “One day you’re in, and the next day you are out.” When British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal blew the socks off the...

Food inspiration is all around, believes Apriena

So, what do you do when your cooking mojo runs dry? Turn to that box of Salty Crax you have been saving for a rainy day? Or look to the heavens and...

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9 tips to set up your very own farm in Mzansi

Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up your very own farm for success. Each farm is unique and has to be looked at in its own context, says KwaZulu-Natal farmer Morgan Brand. Yet, there are 9 steps all small farms have in common.

This Gauteng #SoilSista was not built to break

Mapaseka Dlamini knows that farming is no bed of roses. She’s learnt loads of tough lessons that could easily have broken her spirit. Yet, she reigned victorious.

This farmer learned a tough lesson in cattle nutrition

Winter used to be a stressful time for KZN part-time farmer Sipho Shibe. His cattle's condition has taken a turn for the better, though, since he discovered the sustaining power of Voermol's Molasses Meal.

Ask the vet: Mfethu, here’s why your sheep are limping

This week, a local veterinarian helps a Food For Mzansi reader who recently discovered that some of his sheep have been limping. He warns that lameness can have a severe impact on production, fertility and longevity.

SAPFSA warns: ‘Poultry industry riddled with scammers’

SAPFSA warns up-and-coming farmers against an increase in scammers in the poultry industry. They’re also concerned about exuberant feed prices. Spokesperson Jay Venter says, “How can our industry develop, if no focus has been given to these small little things that matter?”