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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...
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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Farmers’ podcast: Is nature an ally or enemy?

We are moving into an era where nature’s abilities are enhanced by new scientific approaches,  believes  Dr Naudé Malan, lecturer and founder of iZindaba Zokudla, a Soweto-based farmers’ lab. He...

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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...

To dump or not to dump? Tough choice for wine industry

While the ban on alcohol sales persists wine producers and growers are scrambling to avoid the possibility of dumping 250 million litres of uncontracted...

LIFESTYLE

Liewe Lulu: I’m ready for love, but…

Unlucky In Love (26) from Bothaville, Free State writes... To say the least, my luck with the ladies has been bad. In the past everything...

In Mzansi ‘Festive’ is a lifestyle, not a season

If you are like me, and you are in awe of the cheery festive decorations in malls and fascinated by the delectable displays of...

RECIPE: A springtime breakfast

Don’t know what to do with the leftover braai meat from the night before? Chef Mynhardt Joubert has just the well-thought-out solution for you. Why...

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...

Medical doctor marries her career with her love for cooking

Philile Mdletshe is the first to admit that it is not easy balancing life as a medical doctor, wife, and a kickass mom that...

‘Coffee is my first love, but you can be my second’

A good cup of coffee can actually leave you weak in the knees, and at a loss for words with a high temperature. Seriously....

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MZANSI RECIPES

Recipe: What the cluck? 3-ingredient roast chicken

Nothing beats a simple golden roast chicken on a Sunday! Chef Andrew Jordaan (49) has a no fuss recipe, and get this, you only...

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...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Get the hell out of chef Andrew’s kitchen!

Project Runway host Heidi Klum is famous for saying, “One day you’re in, and the next day you are out.” When British celebrity chef...

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...

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The rise (and rise!) of Mzansi’s craft beer movement

Five years ago, the term “craft beer” could easily have been mistaken for a swear word or an upper-class sangoma’s attempt at making ginger beer. Since...

Popular TV host calls on Mzansi to back our farmers

Popular Afrikaans story-teller, singer and TV presenter, Andries Vermeulen, says he hopes that all South Africans will embrace 2019 with an attitude of gratitude...

‘Flick’, a short story by Faeez Van Doorsen

On a rocking chair, on the stoep, on another day, stretching hopelessly her powers of recollection for the best of her dead friend, Auntie...

Media queen Roch-Le Bloem’s fave festive desserts

Festive celebrations are made for delicious food, great company and spending all the time we have with loved ones. With time, however, being seen...

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...

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