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Food For Mzansi announces historic partnership with VKB group

One of the Free State’s leading agricultural companies, the VKB group, has announced a historic partnership with the Farmers For Change movement to help promote a more diverse and nuanced image...

Top tips to beat the Black Friday shopping madness

Hit the brakes, fasten your seatbelt and brace yourself as the world is getting ready for one bumpy ride. As the time to Black Friday accelerates, just about everyone is buckling up for a day of crazy savings and even crazier behaviour.   Store windows are smothered with “SALE” and “up to 75% off” stickers and spam-emails are streaming in. During...

Wandile Sihlobo bags Agriculturist of the Year Award

Leading agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo was named Agriculturist of the Year by Agricultural Writers SA moments ago. Sihlobo heads up agribusiness research at Agbiz, and is also a member of President...

Mossel Bay foreman wins top Prestige Agri Award

After months of criss-crossing the province looking for the Western Cape’s best agricultural workers, 16 regional winners were chosen from more than 1 300 entries. The competition aims to recognise the...

R46 million injection to support smallholder farmers

More than R46 million has been set aside by the North West government to support 812 smallholder farmers with crop production inputs ahead of the planting season. Manketsi Tlhape, the MEC for...

Emerging Farmer Named Top Free State Entrepreneur

When the Sernick Group first started its Emerging Farmers Programme in 2016 it was in the hope that it would aid and empower people like Palesa Moahloli to succeed and give hope to other emerging farmers.   Moahloli was recently announced...

Young farmers flock to AFASA summit

More than 100 participants attended the third Annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit recently held in Johannesburg. Nono Sekhoto, AFASA’s Youth Chairperson, describes the two-day event as a major success, potentially leading to many opportunities...

Raletjana bags Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year title

Fifteen years ago Phophi Raletjena started planting cabbage on a mere 5 hectares of communal land. Today he’s branched out to many other crops, employs more than 70 people and packs...

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Standing around might be a good thing after all

Doing farm admin in front of your computer all day? It may sound silly, but Finnish researchers have found that the simple act of standing instead of sitting can help help offset the effects of an inactive lifestyle.

Rural matrics and agri students urged to vax up

After almost two years of disruption in schools and universities, Western Cape MECs Ivan Meyer and Debbie Schäfer are hopeful that vaccines will help the education sector find its way back to some semblance of normality.

Liewe Lulu: Does love always have to be a game?

The games are so exhausting! This hard-working farmer is fed up with the fresh phase of her relationship, and ready to quit the flirting. Of course Liewe Lulu has a pep talk ready.

‘YouTube vet’ Dr Nobs is a voice for the voiceless

With a budding YouTube channel and a deep passion for her community, veterinarian Dr Mukani Nobela is determined to make an impact.

Poor roads should be fixed for economy’s sake

If we want to keep the agricultural sector competitive and see growth in rural economies, we need to protect our vital rural road infrastructure. This is according to the Western Cape government’s senior agricultural economist, Tshepo Morokong.