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‘Being black, young, female and the boss requires a thick skin’

Amidst the fresh dairy air and cow dung of a mega Eastern Cape dairy farm, you will find Sinokuphile Kekezwa dreaming that one day...

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...

Disabled former farm worker calls for more inclusive agri sector

As the world celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a leading disability and women’s rights activist, Dr Marlene le Roux, pleads for greater...

Didiza announces urgent financial support for struggling farmers

More than 75 000 up-and-coming farmers are set to benefit from the Presidential Employment Stimulus initiative announced by Thoko Didiza, the minister of agriculture, land...

Sugarcane leader: ‘Nothing happens without a woman’

As a child, Rejoice Ncwane was already well versed in the skills of sugarcane farming. While she may have once entertained the idea of...

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...

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COVID-19

Restaurateur: ‘I see the panic on my workers’ faces’

While president Cyril Ramaphosa has again, last night, extended an olive branch to restaurants in the latest Covid-19 restrictions, restaurateurs remain anxious about their...

Liquor industry ‘unfairly labelled as covid-19 problem child’

The alcohol industry is foaming at the mouth over government’s decision to, once again, ban liquor sales in a bid to curb the covid-19...

AFASA pleads with farmers to honour covid-19 regulations

The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa says it felt pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s “frustration and deep pain” when he announced stringent new measures amid...

Agri SA: ‘Don’t embarrass us with animal vaccine conspiracies’

South Africa’s leading farmers’ organisation, Agri SA, has called on the nation to unite behind the thousands of exhausted healthcare workers who are still...

Farmers warned: ‘Ivermectin will kill you before covid-19 does’

An over-the-counter horse dewormer that is being portrayed on farmers’ groups as a miracle cure for covid-19 is not only prohibited for use in...

Covid-19: Can you lose your job if you party without a mask?

So, we all have a colleague who’s living their best lives despite the covid-19 restrictions and repeated calls to be more cautious amid the...

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‘Be wise, sterilize’ – cleanliness is key for the perfect homemade brew

The national lockdown to flatten the coronavirus curve is getting really long! And with alcohol still a big no-no, many of Mzansi’s citizens are turning to home brewing to quench...

Covid-19: The plight of chefs under lockdown

Restaurants have been one of the hardest hit businesses affected by the fast-spreading, faceless coronavirus. Chefs and other employees in the professional kitchen are experiencing great financial uncertainty as a result of the global pandemic.  Katlego Mlambo (30), head chef at the Marabi Jazz club...

RECIPE: Kamogelo Maleka’s Mopane Worms

Kamogelo Maleka started cooking at the tender age of 12. Today she is a second-year education student and owns a catering business. Maleka is...

Mzansi’s home cooks get creative in the kitchen

Mzansi home cooks and kitchen creatives, you’ve heeded the quarantine cooking call! And yes, I’m impressed. Honestly, all hats off, because you’ve flooded our...

Retired rugby player honours mother’s legacy through food

Social media is abuzz with “lockdown chefs” who have taken to the kitchen to express their creativity. For many, cooking has become more than a hobby, it has been a way...

‘Girly girl’ dreams of making that special, signature wine

Every amateur winemaker makes at least one mistake that has such disastrous consequences that it makes their lives flash by before their eyes, says...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Beef and cabbage stew the Thandi way

Get ahead of the January blues with a succulent budget friendly beef and cabbage stew shared by home cook, Thandi Boshomane (33). Beef and cabbage...

Vegan curry that even meat lovers will enjoy. Promise!

It's Vegan Monday! Meat lover Dané Vermeulen adopted a plant-based diet and she's glowing. This was no easy decision, but a sky-high blood pressure...

RECIPE: Crispy pork with cheesy jaffles and pickled red onions

While research states that jaffles originated in Australia, the chef and deputy editor of Pick n Pay Fresh Living magazine, Chad January, begs to...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Wanna side hustle as a food entrepreneur? Start here!

Stepping out as a food entrepreneur is risky business. Just ask home cook and Instagram foodie Thandi Boshomane, who is also full-time nurse facing...

‘Food should hug you from inside’

Life for a culinary professional does not begin and end in the professional kitchen, Cape Town-born chef Chad January believes. Mastering the culinary arts...

Have a merry, covid Christmas with tips from Mzansi’s foodies

Is it just us or is it a little difficult to get into the swing of the holidays this year? We are amid the second...

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‘Agriculture chose me,’ says proud ambassador

Growing up in Port Nolloth in the Namaqualand, amongst the salt of the earth, is quite possibly his fondest memory, says Breyton Milford, describing...

R46 million injection to support smallholder farmers

More than R46 million has been set aside by the North West government to support 812 smallholder farmers with crop production inputs ahead of...

How Kleinjan and Cois together forged their farming destiny

Passion is often the most notable characteristic of a successful entrepreneur. And Kleinjan Gasekoma, owner of one of the most successful cattle farms in...

‘Talking to the chiefs is an uphill battle’

At the age of 92, Dr Sam Motsuenyane is as committed to the betterment of black lives as he was back in in 1964...

These days they call me the wine ‘farm’acist

The name is Bothman. Heinrich Bothman. It’s corny, right, but I’ve always dreamed about using this line since I first got introduced to the...

Emerging Farmer Named Top Free State Entrepreneur

When the Sernick Group first started its Emerging Farmers Programme in 2016 it was in the hope that it would aid and empower people like Palesa Moahloli to succeed and give...

From failed au pair to wine icon in the making

Berene Sauls doesn’t walk. She power-walks. She is at work, and it's not by moving slowly that she had worked her way up from...

‘I just did not believe that black people could farm’

Growing up in Thohoyandou in Limpopo I thought a farmer was… only of a certain colour. I just did not believe that black people could...

To be a young black farmer in Mzansi

A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa’s land reform process after the country’s parliament took a resolution to amend the constitution to effect land...

Young farmers flock to AFASA summit

More than 100 participants attended the third Annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit recently held in Johannesburg. Nono Sekhoto, AFASA’s Youth Chairperson, describes the two-day event...

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Ramaphosa makes dramatic U-turn on wine sales

Cyril Ramaphosa, please keep your word. This is the plea of wine lovers who are questioning why wine tastings and sales at wineries are...

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...