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Mzansi’s first biodegradable cup with agricultural roots

As an industrial design student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Luvuyo Ndiki was told by one of his lecturers that people like...

‘Garden detention’ sparks learners’ interest in food gardening

At the foot of the scenic Tsitsikamma Mountains in the Eastern Cape, learners at Johan Hus Primary School intentionally misbehave to work in their...

Farmers must help fix huge inequalities in SA – Agri SA

Agri SA president Dan Kriek has urged the country’s farmers to play their part in fixing the huge inequalities in South Africa. In a...

Mzansi’s mopani queen has given the worms a complete facelift

Mzansi has a new queen and she’s on a mission to put mopani worms back on the map and onto South African dinner plates....

Don’t let closed doors stop you, says young farmer

Karabo Rampete’s name could be a synonym for perseverance. After being diagnosed with a liver disease, this feisty 32-year-old refused to sit back and...

Hustling granny produces sweet township rosé

There is more to South African townships than meets the eye. Despite the countless pitfalls of township life, there are magnificent things happening every...

RECIPE: Beef Wellington with Red Wine Jus

Dr Philile Mdletshe is determined to make healthy living easy. The 39-year-old practising medical doctor has married her love for food and cooking with...

Taking the lack out of lactose intolerance

A simple bowl of cereal, pies, ice-cream, mac and cheese and umphokoqo. What do all these diverse foods have in common? They all have...

Sports can change lives, says award-winning chef

Multi award-winning Mzansi chef David Higgs says his recipe for success is working diligently and consistently. Higgs launched his own cooking school and catering...

RECIPE: David Higgs’ fishcakes served with chutney and parsley mayonnaise

David Higgs comes from humble beginnings and he has gradually climbed the culinary ladder to become a well-respected chef in Mzansi. The 49-year-old restaurateur...

Siba sets the table for international success

Award-winning celebrity chef Sibahle “Siba” Mtongana found her love for food in her mother’s kitchen. As a wife, mother of four, businesswoman, author and...

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....

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPES: Flavourful Flu Shots

Getting ready to defend yourself from the flu this winter? Try these dietary flu “shots”, a mixture of immune-boosting ingredients in a shot-glass. They...

Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve

He is not a qualified chef, but Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve. Zitha’s willpower to move past the circumstances...

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...

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Potatoes SA ensures Mzansi gets quality taters

In Mzansi, a home cooked Sunday lunch is nothing without a deep fried or oven baked potato. Our nourishing local spuds are believed to...

The Lazy Makoti decided to cook instead of farm…

Mogau Seshoene, also known as The Lazy Makoti, is cooking up a storm and it is all done in celebration of South African food. Although...

Can a South African feast on fried snakes on a stick?

Lindsay Jefthas is a mathematics teacher who lives and works in Beijing, China. After graduating university with a bachelor’s degree in education he taught...

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Springbok hero worship ‘leads to a revision of our history’

My father, the late prof. Jakes Gerwel, was one of ten children of John and Sarah Gerwel, farmworkers and sharecroppers in what is now...

Don’t let closed doors stop you, says young farmer

Karabo Rampete’s name could be a synonym for perseverance. After being diagnosed with a liver disease, this feisty 32-year-old refused to sit back and...

New weekly podcast lets you learn from the best in agri

In another record-setting first for South Africa’s agricultural media, Food For Mzansi today releases the first episode of its Farmer’s Inside Track podcast series...

Lifeline for new farmers and agripreneurs launched

Food For Mzansi today lifts the veil on Farmer’s Inside Track, an exclusive platform for up-and-coming farmers and new entrants into agri-businesses who are...

We celebrate our first birthday… by bearing twins!

Today Food For Mzansi turns one. But, unlike one-year-old humans, we aren’t celebrating our first birthday with a theme party, fizzy drinks and party...

Kasi sport academy inspiring a culture of farming

The blissful laughter of athletic women and children with green fingers can be heard echoing through the township of Tsakane Mashona, Extension 12 in...

VKB celebrates 100 years by planting trees at schools

Petsana Primary School in Reitz is much greener after receiving 100 trees from the VKB Group, one of Mzansi’s leading agricultural enterprises. The school...

Minimum wage ‘not enough’ say farm workers

Farm workers attending the recent Future of Farmworkers conference, held at the University of the Western Cape, were very vocal about their dissatisfaction with...

Hustling granny produces sweet township rosé

There is more to South African townships than meets the eye. Despite the countless pitfalls of township life, there are magnificent things happening every...

New Limpopo agri worker soccer team showcases rural talent

The Schoonbee Landgoed soccer team from Groblersdal in the Sekhukhune District in Limpopo won the bragging rights after bagging the Game of Stars title...

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Motsepe announces multi-billion rand fund for black farmers

Billionaire businessman Dr Patrice Motsepe says there are high-level discussions with, amongst others, the Motsepe Foundation and banks to launch a multi-billion rand fund...

How a Free State farmer brought his dying land back from the brink

Danie Slabbert (39) might look like a typical farmer, but his forbearers are probably turning in their graves questioning his unconventional farming methods. This...

‘Let us all grow big,’ says Jozi’s first Nigerian farmer

Edward Wisdom (48) is originally from the southeast of Nigeria. Since coming to South Africa in 1994 he has carved out a niche for...

Cutting-edge Karoo farm school breaks poverty cycle

A Climax windpump spins and creaks quietly alongside a dirt road linking Colesberg with the blue horizon. There is a cool morning breeze and...