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Podcast: CEO of Motsobella Farming shares her advice for start-up farmers

On episode 52 of Farmer’s Inside Track agriculture podcast, we connect with the owner and CEO of Motsobella Farming Enterprise, Ipeleng Kwadi. “Nothing compares to...

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...

Farming on Mars – where would we even start?

Humanity is moving to space. SpaceX has loudly and clearly expressed its intentions to colonise Mars, and this immediately begs the question: What are...

‘Fix broken food system to address child stunting in SA’

Food For Mzansi’s Sinesipho Tom chats to Dr Marc Wegerif, a lecturer in development studies at the University of Pretoria. He has done extensive...

Rooiproppie and papsak: Can minimum pricing curb alcohol misuse?

Wine industry body Vinpro is in deliberations with the wine industry and the government to find the best possible solutions to address the problems...

Innovative private land reform initiative is going national

Partners in Agri Land Solutions (PALS), an innovative private land reform initiative that helps starter and subsistence farmers, has extended nationally. The programme has been upskilling...

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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

Cooking was part of God’s plan

Karabo Phiri had a business science degree in hand with plans of becoming an economist, but her love for food and obsession with Asian...

This Father’s Day we’re cooking green bean stew and pork belly

This Father’s Day we are cooking a mouth-watering green bean stew and crispy pork belly with Niël Groenewald, the managing director of Nederburg Wines,...

Don’t be salty! Train your taste buds to stay healthy

Ever noticed how some people simply add salt to food without even having tasted it? Salt was in use long before the beginning of...

Sons inspire Mommy food blogger

Self-published cookbook author Reezwanah Seedat draws inspiration for her food blog, Treetz by Reez, from her four energetic sons. The 35-year-old admits that feeding her big family can be daunting, but once she discovered creative ways to keep their growling tummies happy the foodie within her was born.   “I’ve...

RECIPE: Boerewors Bobotie

Celebrity chef Sibahle “Siba” Mtongana has a natural charm when it comes to food. Her warm personality adds elegance to the dishes she prepares....

RECIPE: Roast chicken and vegetables

Old-fashioned roasted chicken is always a good idea for any lunch or dinner menu. Cape Town realtor and home cook Miranda Steduto shares one of her favourites, roasted sticky barbeque...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Pan-seared porterhouse steak with mushrooms and charred cabbage

It’s almost festive season, the perfect time to share this pan-seared porterhouse steak recipe by private chef Cwenga Mbinda. It is paired with chilli,...

Plant-based diaries: Weeknight meals on a dime

Foodie Dané Vermeulen recently decided to adopt a plant-based diet for healthy lifestyle reasons. As a meat-lover this was no easy decision, but a sky-high blood...

RECIPE: Kitchen Queen makes a festive spread to remember

Renowned actress and singer Lucia Mthiyane kicks off the season of festive inspiration with not one, but three meals from her new cookbook, Kitchen...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

From cooking during Durban July to starting his own business in Cape Town

When you picture a typical chef, a former rugby player is probably not the first person that comes to your mind. Chefs are delicate...

From soap to soup, ‘Kitchen Queen’ revels in role as cookbook author

Of all the roles actress and singer Lucia Mthiyane has taken on, she most revels in the title of “Culinary Goddess.” With an avid love...

‘Food is the story of life, love and health’ says social media foodie

At its core food is a powerful vehicle for storytelling, believes social media foodie and designer Chuene Lefala (27). The Limpopo-born creative says that...

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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...

Asparagus project creates almost 900 jobs in Eastern Free State

Asparagus might be considered a boring veggie by some, but in South Africa the VKB Group has proven that it can be a great...

VKB mentor planting seeds of hope and opportunity in new farmers

Selflessness has become a scarce trait amongst many. However, altruism is certainly synonymous with Francois Crause who has been mentoring new farmers for the...

Stone fruit season has just arrived – and the fruits are yummy!

Stone fruit season is here! Be prepared to see them everywhere – at the shop, in your house and eventually in your mouth. Why?...

Boost your body with a blackberry smoothie

Summer is here, and it is as if we suddenly came to the realization that we must get our bikini bodies in shape. Exercising alone won’t do the...

Agricultural sector the go-to for SA’s SME’s

The inaugural SME Landscape Report, just released by SME South Africa, shows that agricultural opportunities abound for small and medium enterprises. The survey, commissioned...

How Tawfeeq Brinkhuis cracked the egg market

Growing up on his family’s farm in Schaapkraal, Philippi it was Tawfeeq Brinkhuis’ job to collect freshly laid eggs, and nurture and feed the...

Food For Mzansi announces historic partnership with VKB group

One of the Free State’s leading agricultural companies, the VKB group, has announced a historic partnership with the Farmers For Change movement to help...

How a former hairstylist became a leader in agriculture

Picture this. A former hairdresser is now making waves in the agricultural space, and she’s just been recognised as one of Africa’s most influential...

We are cray cray about potatoes – and it’s a good thing!

South Africans love potatoes. Fact. Potato salad is the archetypal side-dish for braais. Our fish-and-chips shops would be nothing without “slaptjips”, slathered with salt...

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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 ‘kicks 80-year-old farmer in the teeth’

For 80-year-old farmer David Rakgase government’s decision to include his farm on a widely publicised list of 896 state farms that are up for...

‘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...