‘I never let my gender or the colour of my skin undermine my capabilities’

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In this week’s episode of South Africa’s favourite agriculture podcast, Farmer’s Inside Track, we connected with Fhumulani Ratshitanga, the CEO of Fruit South Africa.

“I’ve been learning from the best in the industry, people with many many years of experience,” she shares about her professional journey in the agriculture sector.

Ratshitanga says she never let her gender, or the colour of her skin undermine her capabilities. Her advice for young women in the agri sector who would want to occupy a similar role as CEO is to, “Believe in yourself, and your abilities, and never stop learning.”

“Learn as much as you can, wherever you find yourself.”

For somebody who ended up in agriculture almost by accident, Ratshitanga sure is making waves in the sector! Read more about this week’s mover and shaker, Ratshitanga, here: ‘The world doesn’t owe you anything,’ says newly appointed CEO

In our HEALTH SQUARED agri update, Marcia le Roux, sales executive at Agility Channel, talks about Agility Agri’s HEALTH SQUARED medical scheme. It promises to be a great asset for future-focused farmers.

“With the Agility Agri HEALTH SQUARED solution employers can build their own, unique coverage programme from a comprehensive range of products and services,” says Le Roux.

For our Mzansi Flavour section, we talked to Gauteng-based chef Lesego “Barry Smooth” Moetse who shared his secret ingredient to a perfect, home cooked South African meal: baking powder!

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“I use it in all sorts of forms,” shares Barry Smooth. “It brings out the fluffiness in everything.”

On the top of our reading list this week is The Disruptors: Social entrepreneurs reinventing business and society by Gus Silber and Kerryn Krige.

The book profiles 15 amazing entrepreneurs sharing their entrepreneurship journeys of doing work that matters.

“Impassioned by purpose, driven by dreams, emboldened by ideals, social entrepreneurs imagine a better way to a better world. And then they go out of their way to bring it to life.”

If you are an entrepreneur with a good heart, wanting to make a change in South Africa, then this is the book for you.

Also, you don’t want to miss our weekly AMT Fresh Produce Outlook on the market with agri economist Dr Johnny van der Merwe. As always he highlighted the latest price movements and expectations in agriculture for the coming week.

Farmer’s Inside Track is proudly brought to you by Food For Mzansi. The show, ranking high-up on South Africa’s weekly podcast charts, is hosted by Dawn Noemdoe and Duncan Masiwa. It promises to bring you up to speed with the latest movements in the fascinating world of farming and agriculture.

How to listen to Farmer’s Inside Track

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