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Maluti Farming PALS heralds new dawn for land reform

The establishment of a brand-new land reform initiative in the Free State is considered a giant leap forward in South Africa’s endeavour to address...

Farming is his family’s life saver, but also his biggest dream

While 20-year-old Nkosinathi Makamela’s classmates from the University of Fort Hare were stressing about exams he was faced with a harsh reality that threatened...

Artificial intelligence: from vineyard to shopping basket

From robots and drones helping winemakers optimise vineyard growth, to consumer-facing apps, the wine industry is taking on artificial intelligence in a big way....

African women in agriculture hit hardest by Covid-19

African women in agriculture are suffering disproportionately as the Covid-19 pandemic worsens existing structural economic, social and technological inequalities, a new survey shows. Verenardo Meeme,...

Minimum wage: ‘A R350 increase feels like R3.50’

In the language of comparisons, a 16% increase sounds mighty impressive. For farmworkers, though, it translates to a new national minimum wage of R21.69...

Elderly farmer: ‘The whispers were louder than roars’

The 73-year-old Samson Mahlaba was but a child when he first started working as a labourer on a Free State farm. He never went...

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What farmers should know about workplace injuries

In a brand-new monthly feature, Stephan Pietersen from Work Accident Support answers some of the most pressing farmers’ questions. This month, he discusses the...
Do you want to jump start your career in agriculture with an internship? Here are five tips to landing an internship in agriculture, and five agri internships for you to apply for. Photo: Food For Mzansi

Your guide to landing an agriculture internship

If you have just graduated from high school or from a higher education institution and are considering making a career in agriculture, landing an internship in the sector could...
This week’s podcast features (from left) Nicole Ludolph, Thomas Keet, Thalitha Zondi, Noluthando Ngcakani, Morena Khashane, Colin Steenhuisen, and Ares Ferrigni. Photos: Supplied/Food for Mzansi.

Podcast: Inside the avian influenza outbreak

Colin Steenhuisen, interim manager of the egg organisation of the South African Poultry Association, joins the Farmer’s Inside Track podcast to shed light on...

Aquaculture: Five tips to get started

Fish farming, or aquaculture, is a big hype in South Africa right now. With fish being considered more sustainable protein, in terms of health, affordability and environmental impact, it’s no...

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COVID-19

Alcohol bans: ‘Why did govt. disregard expert advice?’

The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (SALBA) wants to understand why, despite opposing recommendations by the department of health, government imposed a complete...

Millions availed for struggling hospitality businesses

Just more than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic first hit Mzansi, black-owned hospitality businesses can finally apply for much-needed funding. This could be...

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...

LIFESTYLE

Jabulile Dube unwinds in the kitchen

Cooking is meditation with the promise of a good meal afterwards, believes Jabulile Dube, a financial advisor turned food blogger and caterer living in...

How to make Chef Nono’s ‘ginger beer with a twist’

South African cooking sensation Nono Mtshali might hold a degree in linguistics, but in her heart of hearts she's a chef - slowly but...

Electrical engineer finds solace in her kitchen and home garden

Finding solace in gardening never crossed Leshoto Thooe’s mind until she decided to get her hands dirty. To relax from her budding career as an electrical engineer, the 34-year-old spends her downtime cooking and gardening.   RECIPE: Herb-encrusted...

RECIPE: Mopane White Bread

Chef Mario Barnard is anything but ordinary. The 28-year-old says his dishes are good for the environment, jam-packed with fibre and magnesium - and...

Change your first-date game with the perfect picnic

With the advent of “Netflix and chill” and Tinder hookups, old-school first dates have become a thing of the past. It has become corny...

RECIPE: Chef Barry Smooth’s steak salad

Looking for a simple dinner solution this weekend? Why not make Chef Lesego “Barry Smooth” Moetse’s beef skirt salad? High in protein and fibre, this...

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MZANSI RECIPES

Recipe: Three recipes to celebrate Hummus Day

It’s International Hummus Day, and if you don’t already have this tasty vegan spread in your fridge, you are missing out big time. Our...

Recipe: Saffron risotto with veal stew

Making risotto doesn't have to be a challenge. Just follow this guide by head chef Shanon Peters for a tasty saffron risotto.

Recipe: Quick and easy quiche

Get real, Mzansi, even for a kitchen goddess cooking on busy weeknights and lazy weekends can be such a schlep.  Frozen, raw foods are no...

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Zuma loved Shanon’s local bites

It has taken resilience for Shanon Peters to build his career as a chef. He has cooked for Serena Williams and former pres. Jacob Zuma.

So, how fresh are frozen veggies?

There is a common belief that fresh is best and buying frozen veggies is a cop-out, but this is certainly not the case on...

Chef’s dreams come to life in Joburg eatery

It is no secret that the impact of Covid-19 disruptions nearly decimated the global hospitality industry. Lockdown and restrictive regulations proved true the adage, “only...

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‘Serious intervention’ to boost black farmers – Didiza

Agriculture, land reform and rural development minister Thoko Didiza has called for a “serious intervention” to increase the contribution of black commercial-scale farmers in...

2021 wine grape harvest deemed to be excellent

This year's wine grape harvest has been one of the latest to start, and the longest. This, however, has resulted in "an excellent concentration...

Bayer pesticides ‘damaging health of SA farmworkers’

Bayer has hit back at research that claims it is developing and selling highly hazardous pesticide-active ingredients that are damaging the health of farmworkers...

When dreams came to nothing, her garden fed more than just her body

Every year, many people leave their homes in rural areas and migrate to cities to try and seek new opportunities to improve their lives. Unfortunately...

Recipe: Three recipes to celebrate Hummus Day

It’s International Hummus Day, and if you don’t already have this tasty vegan spread in your fridge, you are missing out big time. Our...

Zuma loved Shanon’s local bites

It has taken resilience for Shanon Peters to build his career as a chef. He has cooked for Serena Williams and former pres. Jacob Zuma.

Recipe: Saffron risotto with veal stew

Making risotto doesn't have to be a challenge. Just follow this guide by head chef Shanon Peters for a tasty saffron risotto.

Podcast: We discuss hot topics in farming and labour law

This week, Mzansi’s most-downloaded farmers’ podcast turns its focus to hot topics in labour and employment law. An expert, Stephan Pietersen, looks at workplace-related...

Tips for farmers who want to manage water risks

Drought and other water-related risks have in recent years threatened the sustainability of many South African agri-businesses, demanding they take a strategic and systemic...

Nutrition expert bags World Food Prize

Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted now takes the reins as the first woman of Asian heritage to be awarded the World Food Prize. This is...

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