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Tourism Month: Farmers eagerly anticipate a blooming flower season

Tourist operators throughout the country have hit the ground running and have welcomed an influx of visitors. In an effort to revive the battered tourism...

Dreamers take hands to turn dump into food garden

It is six in the morning and the wind feels like it has a personal vendetta against four men who are braving the cold...

Road trip leads economist to discover ‘the heartbeat of our nation’

Being an expert in the agricultural sector as an economist didn't prepare Ikageng Maluleke for what she would find when actually meeting farmers on...

‘3 global media awards inspire Food For Mzansi to do better’

They only turn two in November, but Food For Mzansi is now, officially, not only South Africa’s top digital agricultural news and lifestyle brand,...

From NSFAS to two agri-businesses and an upcoming PhD

Tumisang Ben Matshogo is a North West farmer who has always had his eyes forward and his mind focussed and ready to take on...

Natural capital: ‘Let’s put our money where our mouths are’

Instantly the blood is drained from the core of my being – syphoned on to the concrete floor. This leaves me paralysed at the...

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WATCH: Digitised agritech solutions

You’ve probably heard the term digitisation before, but have you ever heard it connected to agriculture? The agri sector’s current digital environment offers a...

COVID-19

Food safety not a worry with covid-19, says expert

Although much is yet to be learnt about covid-19 and the way it is distributed, it seems safe to say that it is not...

Didiza extends voucher dates in covid-19 support scheme again

The validity of covid-19 disaster support vouchers issued by government to small-scale and communal farmers has once again been extended due to supply chain...

Covid-19: Invest in small-scale farmers now for rural resilience

Small-scale farmers are extremely vulnerable to the covid-19 pandemic, but their role in a sustainable rural food system is crucial. Hamlet Hlomendlini, senior agricultural...

Agri labs to help clear covid-19 testing backlog

The agricultural sector is stepping forward to help with covid-19 testing to augment the capacity of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). In order to...

Covid-19: A life of shame and stigma in rural SA

As Mzansi descends into the eye of the covid-19 storm, another “pandemic” has reared its ugly head. Those infected by the coronavirus, especially in...

SA bleeding R4 bn due to tobacco sales ban

After 119 days of the covid-19 lockdown, the ban on the sale of tobacco products has now cost the country over R4 billion in...

LIFESTYLE

RECIPE: Phumzile Mbinda fusing the Middle East and Africa

Another cold front on the horizon for Mzansi this weekend! Why not warm your soul with this Middle East-meets-South African dish of isigwamba and...

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...

RECIPE: Zanele Van Zyl’s Mutton Bunny Chow

Chef and cook book author Zanele Van Zyl hosts cooking classes across the country. She says her dishes are simple and fast to prepare....

Heart-healthy foods that everyone can afford

Heart Awareness Month is the perfect time to look at some proactive ways of supporting heart health through our diets. Heart disease still is...

The future was written in the cosmos for chef Tharwat Londt

Chef Tharwat Londt (35) is no stranger to the professional kitchen, having started his career in food at age 19. Since then he says there has never been...

How to entertain your kids and family on a budget

December is here! That means gift shopping and spring cleaning for the holiday visits. And your champagne glasses should be out for the bubbly...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Thuto Mahlangu’s chicken soup

Nutritious, big on flavour and easy to prepare, chef Thuto Mahlangu’s chicken soup has all the makings of a cozy meal idea for the...

RECIPE: No bake Biscoff, chocolate and mascarpone tart

Sweet, rich, and minimal effort, Saadiyah Hendricks shares her decadent recipe for a no bake Biscoff, chocolate and mascarpone tart. Bursting with flavour and ripe...

RECIPE: Ingrid Jones’ bobotie

Hearty? Check. Equally comforting? Check. Bobotie definitely ticks all the right boxes if you’re stressed about what to put on your table this weekend. This...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Who doesn’t love good food and good art?

Food is an intimate form of art compared to others in its ability to incorporate all the senses, believes Thuto Mahlangu (25). Chefs are the...

Life is a balancing act that takes a lifetime to master

For food blogger Saadiyah Hendricks (31), baking is an act of creative freedom and a channel of self-empowerment. In fact, the Cape Town-based recipe developer...

‘Simply put, food connects worlds’

Food connects and is an act of human expression that goes beyond its textbook definition. It is an act of communion that embodies culture,...

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No, really! It’s ok to hit the braai for Christmas

As a kid I was completely enamoured by the idea of a white Christmas even though, as a South African, our December holidays are...

5 #Festive bubbly cocktail recipes you never knew you needed

Doctor's orders for the next few blurred wines of the silly season approaching. Please consult your nearest #WineFARMacist for your prescription. Recently I had a few...

Khaya Lam restores dignity through township title deeds

Land reform in South Africa may be a contentious topic, but it’s proving to be quite the contrary for the historic Khaya Lam ("My...

‘Accelerated land reform can improve goodwill,’ says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says accelerated land reform has the potential to improve goodwill between the people of South Africa. In his Reconciliation Day address...

Limpopo agri-workers shine in soccer tournament

Limpopo’s agri-workers ended the year with a bang during Game of Stars, the much-anticipated annual soccer final hosted by Agri Limpopo and the Mark...

Former car mechanic now dreams of farming commercially

These days Petrus Tsotetsi might be a successful farmer, but not too long ago he was fixing cars for a living and also previously...

Under-represented communities to have say in land reform policy debate

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 10-member advisory panel on land reform says under-represented communities must have an opportunity to have their say before a formal policy...
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#BlackBoerseun happily singing in the rain

A drought-stricken farmer has captured the hearts of Food For Mzansi readers after he posted a moving video in which he thanked God for...

Variety of milk options leave SA spoilt for choice

Choosing an everyday grocery essential like milk is not always the easiest thing to do. South Africans are really spoilt for choice, whether we...

Queen bee set on giving beekeeping a young and vibrant face

Mokgadi Moloko Mabela’s father gave her the gift of honeybees, and today she is set on giving beekeeping and farming a young and vibrant...

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Here’s the official lockdown permit for essential services

This article contains a link to the official permit farmers and their workers will have to carry with them during the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown...

He’s only 19, but already a successful livestock farmer

“Farming is in me, it runs in my blood and my veins. I am a farmer by birth,” confidently declares Thabo Dithakgwe (19), one...

‘Government didn’t help us. The farmers did!’

It rained carrots, cauliflowers, onions, potatoes and butternuts in many poverty-stricken communities of the Western Cape this morning when three agricultural organisations joined forces...

Finally, alcohol industry gets good news from National Treasury

A request by the alcohol industry for the suspension of excise tax levied on alcoholic beverages amounting to R5,1 billion has been granted by...