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Gauteng, meet your new Young Farmer of the Year

It may have been his curiosity and passion that attracted him to farming. But it is his hard work, dedication and innovative thinking that led 24-year-old Jose Gonsalves to win the Agri Gauteng and Santam Young Farmer of Year competition. Four rapid-fire questions to Gauteng's new young farmer of the year, delivers some sage advice to other newbies to the business who want to grow like he did.

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Mkhondo: The untold story of a town marred by racism

Following the recent killings of two brothers, many South Africans have labelled white farmers in Mkhondo as racist and violent. In search of perspective,...

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This week's podcast features (from left): Terry-Anne Brouwers , Kyle Oelofse, Francois van der Vyver, and Keneilwe Raphesu . Photos: Supplied/Food for MzansiThis week's podcast features (from left): Terry-Anne Brouwers , Kyle Oelofse, Francois van der Vyver, and Keneilwe Raphesu . Photos: Supplied/Food for Mzansi

Podcast: Sugar imports leave a bitter taste, says SASA

The latest Farmer’s Inside Track podcast has just dropped. We unpack the Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan. Plus, there are great tips about business, animal nutrition and much more.
When drafting business plans, certified business advisor Willem van Jaarsveld finds that the most effective contingency plans look at multiple tiers of risk. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

New farmers: 8 steps before drafting your business plan

Starting a farming venture can be a daunting prospect. A key component to success is setting up a solid business plan. We chat to certified business advisor Willem van Jaarsveld.
One of the most persistent concerns in the minds of all dairy farmers is the issue of acidosis and bloating. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

Ask the vet: Mfethu, here’s how to prevent cow bloating

This week, an animal nutrition consultant helps a Food For Mzansi reader who struggles with bloating in dairy cows. High-yielding cows often suffer when from high-grain diets, but there are a few tips that will save the day.

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From the petri dish to your table, cultured meat is coming

Our relationship with meat is complex. Many of us love how it tastes, but try not to think too much of how it reaches...

COVID-19

Farms in Limpopo double up as vaccination centres

Willing to play their part in the fight against Covid-19, farm owners in the Limpopo province are availing their farms as vaccination sites. They form part of a vaccination drive by the province’s MECs for health and agriculture and rural development.

Covid-19 vaccination: 500 farmworkers jabbed on farm

Cheered on by the Western Cape agriculture minister, more than 500 farmworkers were vaccinated against Covid-19 at a satellite health facility set up on a Wellington farm. “We need to achieve herd immunity and today is another critical step towards that goal,” said Dr Ivan Meyer.

LIFESTYLE

Nederburg shines with Cabernet Sauvignon at IWSC

Nederburg has won no less than three gold and three silver medals at 2021 International Wine & Spirit competition based in London. The Paarl-based wine estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon took centre stage.

If you can dream it, Boitumelo can bake it

“If you can dream it, we design it.” This is what pastry chef Boitumelo Nyembe would tell you right now if you had a...

CHANGEMAKERS

Keneilwe’s pics say it all. You can’t fake passion!

This week's farm photo story comes from RPO/NERPO Emerging Farmer of the Year Keneilwe Raphesu. Every pic has passion written all over it.

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Recipe: Chef Thuso’s lamb rack

When you buy a good rack of lamb, the sky is the limit when it comes to preparing it. Almost any path you take, will turn it into a flavour-packed, succulent piece of heavenly meat.

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Chef Thuso is living a dream not even money could buy

From firmly grounded to flying high – chef Thuso Ntokwe has been there. Hailing from the small North West town of Taung, he was...

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