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‘Help! There’s a snake on my farm’

Last week we shared the astounding story of Durban snake catcher Nick Evans, Mzansi’s own Steve Irwin, as the adjudicator in a python vs. goat battle. (No jokes, go check it out.) Evans pointed out...

Spiritual healer now champions traditional Khoe plants

There’s a river which runs through Zuurbraak, a little village just outside Swellendam in the Western Cape. The river has its source in the high ground of Tradouw Pass, sacred ground...

Weird mushroom facts we bet you didn’t know

One of the great things about mushrooms is that they're in season all year long. They're also a great source of vitamins D and B and, above all, an awesome meal stretcher and side dish. A...

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Reserve Bank eases pressure on indebted farmers

Agricultural economist from the Western Cape department of agriculture explain how farmers are set to benefit from the country's unchanged repo rate of 3.5%.

More illegal booze on streets than legal wine and ciders

The alcohol sales bans over the last 15 months have not only plunged wine and barley farmers in crisis. Furthermore, the illicit trade sales by volume have now overtaken the entire combined wine and cider sectors.

‘Farm-to-fork start-up’ scoops FEED innovation prize

A week after he graduated with a Master’s degree, a software developer and his fellow FoodPrint co-founders were also announced as winners of the prestigious Inqola FEED Innovation Prize.

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

Chronic procrastinator from Barberton, Mpumalanga writes… Liewe Lulu…How do you stop procrastinating?As the calendar closes in on the spring planting season, I am behind on...

The Makoele’s got the land, and they’re nurturing it!

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free...