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Young robot designer inspired new ViroGOLD hand sanitiser range

An 11-year-old entrepreneur from Paarl in the Western Cape now boasts his own sketch on a hand sanitiser range following an earlier Food For...

‘Start now, start small and grow gradually,’ says self-taught agripreneur

 With a little bit of creativity, social media savvy, and a can-do spirit, anything is possible. The 27-year-old Cape Town agripreneur Ncumisa Mkabile has...

Dreamers take hands to turn dump into food garden

It is six in the morning and the wind feels like it has a personal vendetta against four men who are braving the cold...

Natural capital: ‘Let’s put our money where our mouths are’

Instantly the blood is drained from the core of my being – syphoned on to the concrete floor. This leaves me paralysed at the...

Tannie Susan, the cotton queen of the Northern Cape

Meandering through the fluffy cotton fields of a Northern Cape farm you will find the overlapping footsteps of a hardworking woman etched out in...

Looming export crisis threatens biggest blueberry harvest ever

With South Africa’s biggest crop of blueberries currently being harvested, producers are nervously watching the covid-19-related disruptions of ports and air travel with an...

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COVID-19

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...

4 things happening in SA agri today, 24 July 2020

Earlier this week the restaurant industry protested against the covid-19 lockdown regulations affecting livelihoods and today the entire hospitality sector is standing up against...

LIFESTYLE

WIN this Heritage Day

Big news, Mzansi, we are launching a new e-mailer on Monday! Big cheers! Through the Mzansi Flavour weekly digest we will share some of...

Easter Lockdown: Here’s what we will be missing

This year, the Easter holidays will be a far cry from what we’re used to in Mzansi. Under different circumstances travel bags would’ve been packed for families to take a well-deserved break for the long weekend.   Instead South Africa and the rest...

‘Chef Benev’ is paving his own way through the Gauteng culinary space

For a young chef with big dreams and equally large ambition food is the truest form of human connection. Chef Karabo Benevolent Leeuw (25), passionately...

RECIPE: Lockdown oxtail potjiekos

Winter is here! And it is time to scrub that cauldron and warm your soul an oxtail potjiekos recipe prepared by radio personality and retired rugby...

Jozi chef is living out his wildest food dreams

“Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey ate my chakalaka!”  Umjita wa se Kasi (Kasi boy) turned gourmet chef, Katlego Sebastian Mlambo still has to pinch himself when he recalls serving former US president Barack Obama and legendary American talk show host and television producer - Oprah Winfrey an...

RECIPE: Pumla Brook-Thomae’s fluffy dhombolo and spicy pickled bean chakalaka

A hearty plate of food isn't complete without a slice or ball of iDhombolo. The steamed bread is a customary favourite within the African...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: 3 Heritage Day meat recipes

Heritage Day, which has over time morphed into “Braai Day”, is a lot about eating. While this is not something we are complaining about...

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: Oh, my gnocchi!

Let the spring times roll as you usher in the new season with a challenge and try out Eatourial chef Karabo Benevolent Leeuw’s recipe...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Station Street Kitchen, full steam ahead

From small eateries to major conglomerates, the tide of the covid-19 pandemic was unrelentless in its damage to businesses. But chef and owner of...

‘You’ve got to risk it to get the biscuit,’ says family of #lockdownchef entrepreneurs

The national lockdown has seen plenty of cooking virtuosos emerge from their home kitchens. One Johannesburg family trio made the most of the adversity...

African food is unity on a plate, says food pride leader

Despite the broadening of the global palate, historically people have shown very little interest in African cuisine, believes Abonga ‘Absie’ Pantshwa (39), food commentator...

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New Agri SA boss heralds new dawn for agriculture

Christo van der Rheede, the newly-appointed executive director of Agri SA, plans to collaborate with various agricultural organisations in the country to find pragmatic...

‘I let my work do the talking,’ says 22-year-old farm manager

When Inga Butshingi’s parents packed his bags when he was 15 and travelled with him 441 km east of Butterworth to enrol him in...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a welder

Lengau Mothiane (35) is a welder and director of Horizon Southern Group. He worked himself up from a herd boy in the fields near...

SA’s tilapia fish farmers swimming upstream against cheap imports

South African tilapia fish farmers say cheap imports from China have been hurting them for far too long, placing them in a precarious situation....

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 22 September 2020

On another busy day in South African agriculture, these are the top three things you should take note of happening in Mzansi’s dynamic agricultural...
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WATCH: Budgeting to grow your agribusiness

Everybody has heard about budgeting, but very few people actually do it. On this episode of Food For Mzansi TV, we chat to Bertie...

Education is key to improving the African agribusiness

The South African agribusiness pool is filled with ample opportunities. Despite the various challenges facing the regional sectors, there seems to be a silver...

ARC researchers awarded for developing new raisin variety

A pair of researchers with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) has earned the institution an award with their work developing the first-ever South African-bred...

AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a seed analyst

“A career in agriculture is a noble career. We are offered the opportunity to feed our nation, most importantly feeding the hungry”. These are...

Four things happening in SA agriculture today, 21 September 2020

Rise and shine, Mzansi! The week kicks off with some much needed relief for the industry as alert level one finally kicks into effect,...

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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 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...

Finally, alcohol industry gets good news from National Treasury

A request by the alcohol industry for the suspension of excise tax levied on alcoholic beverages amounting to R5,1 billion has been granted by...