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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...

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...

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...

‘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...

Court judgment to restore farm dwellers’ dignity

The recent high court judgment declaring that three municipalities in Pietermaritzburg must provide water, sanitation and waste collection on farms has been hailed as...

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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There is power in food to unite Mzansi

“I learnt early on that food unites people and we can learn so much from each other’s culture through tasting it.” So says Ulla Pakendorf-Loubser,...

Siphokazi’s hard work transforms her into a well-known cook

The life of Siphokazi Mdlankomo is a testament to those who believe you are never too old to reach your goals. In 2014 her...

RECIPE: Pete Goffe Wood’s Grilled Dry Aged T-Bone served with rocket and charred onion salad, chips and masala butter

Celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood says it is important for chefs to travel the world to explore diverse foods and flavours. The 54-year-old restaurateur has...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

What’s in my juice?

A juice box for lunch, a fruity drink at dinner or even an entire meal replacement for breakfast is how most people consume juice...

How to make Chef Nono’s ‘ginger beer with a twist’

South African cooking sensation Nono Mtshali might hold a degree in linguistics, but in her heart of hearts she's a chef - slowly but...

RECIPE: The Lazy Makoti’s Chickpea and Bean Salad

Mogau Seshoene, popularly known as The Lazy Makoti, decided to cook instead of farm and she's charming Mzansi with her culinary skills. The 30...

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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...

Young farmers didn’t take no for an answer

The popular expression “two heads are better than one” definitely has some truth to it, but sometimes two heads just aren’t enough. A group...

Court judgment to restore farm dwellers’ dignity

The recent high court judgment declaring that three municipalities in Pietermaritzburg must provide water, sanitation and waste collection on farms has been hailed as...

Ambitious military veteran found his future in agriculture

Having dedicated 10 years of his life to the military, Thembalihle Tobo felt that it was time to pursue other opportunities. He noticed some...

Load shedding now threatening food security

With Eskom confirming that South Africans will have to endure load shedding today to “protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout”,...

Bokke, may the wors be with you against Japan

Beer, braai and biltong are almost synonymous with the Boks. And on Sunday, many in Mzansi will unite in green and gold while enjoying...

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....

Is the food industry creating hunger?

Hunger is a very well-known feeling to me. In my second year at the University of the Free State (UFS), I would dig up...

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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...