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Python vs. goat: Guess who won?

It sounds like something from a Leon Schuster movie, except there are no strange accents nor candid camera pranks. But, like a true pro,...

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Mr President, here’s 16 tips for economic recovery

Dear Mr Cyril Ramaphosa You might not be aware of it, but in the agricultural sector it is often said that our country would be...

Fallen heroes: ‘Lessons learnt from wine and worms’

In a moving tribute to three of his fallen heroes, Malapane Thamaga calls for the further commercialisation of emerging agricultural industries such as marula,...

Pollution: A farmer’s desperate cry as waste swallows his land

While the nation is engulfed in the Covid-19 pandemic, a Western Cape farmer would also like to draw attention to, what he describes as,...

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10 tips to cut down on animal feed costs

Farmers have been warned to brace themselves for a period of rapidly increasing animal feed and production costs, with the prices of some animal...

How to start your own pig farm in 10 easy steps

“Working with pigs, seeing how fascinating they are from birth all the way to slaughter made me want to begin farming with them.”  These are...
Soil is the foundation of most types of agriculture, yet soil health is negatively impacted by many farming practices. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

Regenerative agriculture ‘turns soils into sponges’

While farmers in many provinces are still suffering from soil erosion due to recent heavy rains, experts urge them to adopt regenerative agriculture practices...

‘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...

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COVID-19

Malnutrition is ‘a slow violence against our children’

The triple burden of malnutrition has cast a long shadow on children and their futures, robbing them of health and wellbeing, condemning them to...

Battling Covid-19 in a rural community

The Xhora Mouth area of the Eastern Cape is about 100km from Mthatha by car. The first 60km is a sporadically potholed tar road,...

‘A school of refuge amid Covid-19’

It is back to school today for more than 12 million learners. Many are anxious after a recent spike in Covid-19 infections and death....

Garlic prices too high? Plant your own!

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that the past few months have seen record-high prices of immune boosting foods such as...

Future Farmers: Global internships on ice due to Covid

The future of a proudly South African initiative to give young farmers international experience, hangs in the balance due to travel restrictions in the...

Food prices: ‘No rest for poor mothers’

“There is no rest. There is no peace. We must hustle,” said an Umlazi woman who participated in a six-month research study on the...

LIFESTYLE

Keeping a community’s traditions alive through cooking

Fatima Sydow was raised to celebrate and share in the traditions of her neighbours. She has managed to turn this and her love of...

Station Street Kitchen, full steam ahead

From small eateries to major conglomerates, the tide of the covid-19 pandemic was unrelentless in its damage to businesses. But chef and owner of...

RECIPE: Boitumelo ‘Tumi M’ Maphothoma Spicy Garlic Chicken Feet

Boitumelo ‘Tumi M’ Maphothoma cooks to escape the hustle and bustle of every day. This young foodie from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga is a psychology...

9 great holiday reads to brighten up the festive season

Looking for a good book to snuggle up with these holidays, or do you need a gift idea for someone's Christmas stocking? #TeamFoodForMzansi rounded...

A dietician’s food guide to clean, healthy eating

Functional flavour. Clean eating. Raw foods. Juicing. You've heard of these trends in healthy eating, but what do they mean? Food For Mzansi’s resident...

Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve

He is not a qualified chef, but Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve. Zitha’s willpower to move past the circumstances...

CHANGEMAKERS

FLATTEN THE CURVE

Here’s the best way to keep up to date with the latest, most reliable data on South Africa’s covid-19 tests, infections, recoveries and deaths.

MZANSI RECIPES

Plant-based diaries: Taking the veg life to work

The start of 2021 was like no other year any of us has experienced before. Luckily, we see our world slowly returning to some...

Recipe: Feeling fishy? Make this fish biryani

Looking for a little soul food? Owner of catering business PriMade, Apriena Jugoo Pummer, has just the fix for you with her recipe for...

Vegetarian Valentine: A no-fuss meatless menu

Valentine's Day! We tend to spend a little more on a special gift or order some expensive dish at a restaurant. Or, if you...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

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...

Chanel hits the sweet spot as food blogger

Many South Africans would much rather put their thumbs to work for an Uber Eats request than hit the kitchen after a long day’s...

This Zim-born chef is levelling up with fast eats

Many of life’s greatest achievements are made when you step outside of your comfort zone, believes Zimbabwean-born chef Tapiwa Munyawiri (32). He may have been...

FARMERS INSIDE TRACK

Farmer’s Inside Track is supported by Food For Mzansi. Inspiration for your business and life from South Africa’s farmers and agripreneurs. Love how we salute the unsung heroes of agriculture? Why not connect with us on our social media platforms.

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Budget speech: More tears than cheers for agriculture

While finance minister Tito Mboweni cheered the agricultural sector in his 2021 budget speech, it seems the sector was left rather disillusioned. Agri SA executive...

Podcast: Farmers, take note of saffron opportunities

Mzansi is fast becoming a significant player in the farming and export of saffron – by far the world’s most expensive spice. After years of...

Creecy asks court to review small-scale fishing rights

Traditional fishing communities in the Western Cape will have the granting of fishing rights delayed by another year as Barbra Creecy heads to court...

Plant-based diaries: Taking the veg life to work

The start of 2021 was like no other year any of us has experienced before. Luckily, we see our world slowly returning to some...

Tips for Tito: Cut expenses without fear or favour!

Finance minister Tito Mboweni is not a man to be envied today. At 14:00, he is set to deliver his budget speech to the...

10 tips to cut down on animal feed costs

Farmers have been warned to brace themselves for a period of rapidly increasing animal feed and production costs, with the prices of some animal...

How to start your own pig farm in 10 easy steps

“Working with pigs, seeing how fascinating they are from birth all the way to slaughter made me want to begin farming with them.”  These are...

No room for slackers in agri, warns wool farmer

Not everyone would gravitate towards a career that involves endless days of strenuous work and zero off days. Oh, and dismiss the thought of...

Regenerative agriculture ‘turns soils into sponges’

While farmers in many provinces are still suffering from soil erosion due to recent heavy rains, experts urge them to adopt regenerative agriculture practices...

Imports: Mzansi looks to wean itself off foreign produce

If everything goes to plan, South Africa could reduce its reliance on imports by as much as 20% over the next five years. This...

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