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This week’s podcast features (from left) is Dr Peter Oberem, Jo-andra Gregory, Ivor Price, Boitumelo Modisane, Thomas Keet and Aron Kole. Photos: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

Farmer’s podcast: Tips on dealing with FMD outbreaks

The recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in KwaZulu-Natal has placed enormous strain on South Africa's livestock industry. Speaking on the Farmer’s Inside Track farmers podcast, Afrivet chief executive Dr...
Njabulo Mbokane, who farms on leased land in Ermelo and Lothair in Mpumalanga, was FarmSol’s very first Youth Ambassador. Photo: Twitter

Youth Month: Empowering the next generation of farmers

This June, Food For Mzansi and FarmSol call on young farmers across South Africa to re-imagine the future. FarmSol managing director Aron Kole argues...
Benjamin Mbele is one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

Mbele expands maize production with FarmSol boost

In celebration of Youth Month, we feature some of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. Every Friday, we will...

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COVID-19

Kasi chef: No stumbling block too high for Innocent

After more than a year living in a global pandemic it is safe to say that the game of life has changed. Now we...

Alcohol bans: ‘Why did govt. disregard expert advice?’

The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (SALBA) wants to understand why, despite opposing recommendations by the department of health, government imposed a complete...

Millions availed for struggling hospitality businesses

Just more than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic first hit Mzansi, black-owned hospitality businesses can finally apply for much-needed funding. This could be...

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,...

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...

LIFESTYLE

Newly-wed farmer wants to jump ship

Lost and confused from Klerksdorp, North West writes… Liewe LuluMy husband and I married just before the pandemic hit. Before, he lived in the city...

Recipe: Stovetop oxtail

Cooked until fall-apart tender, a good pot of oxtail is definitely a hit when you are craving something warm and comforting. Innocent Makgwale (26) has...

Edible leaves: Don’t throw away the healthy bits

Visiting farms and chatting with food growers, I am always surprised and happy to learn about the wonder of vegetables. Like finding out about...

Mzansi in shock after legendary actress dies

South Africans are reeling from shock after the family of legendary actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards confirmed her death. The 66-year-old was found dead in a...

Farmer got her heart broken in the Congo

Befuddled state of mind from Brazzaville, Congo writes Liewe Lulu,What do you do when a man suddenly loses interest in you?In November last year when...

For chef Craig dreams are an unstoppable force

The culinary bug first bit Craig Jacobs (28) when he was a young boy kneading bread alongside his grandmother in her kitchen in the...

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MZANSI RECIPES

Recipe: Burger buns you simply must try

Want to take your succulent, home-made burgers to the top? Try this homemade burger bun recipe by Cape Town-born chef Craig Jacobs (28). Soft with...

Recipe: Seafood paella you’ve been dying to try

Seafood lovers of Mzansi, you are in for a treat as Angolan-born cook Edgar Do Nascimentos shares his recipe for a fishy, seafood paella. This...

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Culinary hobby becomes fruitful business for Angolan cook

After being retrenched as a senior community manager for Wunderman Thomson, Edgar Do Nascimentos (42) turned his Covid-19 misfortune into prosperity with a food...

From children’s theatre to a culinary career

Fresh-baked breads, home-churned butter and bottles of jam were the norm where Marinda Engelbrecht grew up on a Durbanville farm in the Western Cape. Here...

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R46 million injection to support smallholder farmers

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