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Agritourism SA shines despite lack of govt. support

Despite not receiving a single cent from government, Agritourism South Africa has received global recognition for creating sustainable entrepreneurship opportunities in Mzansi. Agritourism South Africa, the only initiative of its kind in...

New date for HuntEx exhibition amid third wave concern

In a dramatic new development, Africa’s biggest hunting and firearm show, HuntEx 2021, has been postponed until October. This, after a legal battle between organisers and the police to host the...

Mzansi, meet this year’s best umqombothi brewer

He might have been the only male contestant vying for the crown, but in the end the judges were unanimous in selecting Sibusiso Skhosana from Thembisa as the country’s best umqombothi...

‘CT port sucks, but so does Durban and Gqeberha’

The fact that Cape Town was listed as Africa’s worst performing port, does not mean that the container ports in Durban, Gqeberha and Ngqura are shining stars. In fact, these ports...

Maize import ban: SA fuming after being dumped by Zim

An announcement by Zimbabwean authorities to suspend all maize and maize meal imports with immediate effect has Mzansi’s agricultural sector hot under the collar. Until recently, Zimbabwe was the single largest maize...

Mother City now searching for its next big foodpreneur

The first batch of graduates who were part of V&A Waterfront’s multi-million rand Makers Landing Programme, have emerged victorious after completing a four-month intensive training programme. Makers Landing is a new food...

The challenge of BEE-ing a woman in the pandemic

“For some reason, everyone thinks that a beekeeper should be a man, but that’s not the case here,” states Ketevan Bluishvili, a beekeeper from Matani village of the Kakheti region in...

HuntEx: Court gives green light for hunting, firearm expo

After considerable pushback from the police, Africa's biggest hunting and firearm show, HuntEx 2021, will go ahead as scheduled next month. According to Edushow, the owner of HuntEx, earlier this month the...

Alliance to grow deciduous fruit in non-traditional areas

A newly-formed partnership between the Agricultural Research Council and the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber is set to grow the fruit industry in non-traditional areas. It will also revitalise deciduous fruit farms...

Late, but great: Exceptional wine harvest celebrated

Patience in Mzansi’s wine industry was wearing thin amid challenges of grapes ripening slower and the harvest kicking off two weeks later than usual. With the release of the South African Wine Harvest Report 2021, however, there appears to be a silver lining.  The 2021...

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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.