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Walking the ancient livestock paths of Namaqualand

The Kamiesberg Upland in Namaqualand is a place of cultural and botanical richness. In the Leliefontein communal area of this region one still finds...

Food is as relative as you can imagine

Renowned journalist and author Harald Pakendorf has always marched to the beat of his own drum. Pakendorf says while South Africans may be different...

Farmer’s love for soil led him back to the promised land

As a budding scientist, a young Morgan Brand could never imagine that one day he would end up back on his father’s farm as,...

Former paratrooper is now an ethical food warrior

It’s safe to say that young farmer Robert Patson is a bit of an adventure junkie. As a boy growing up in North Pine in Cape Town he was always on a quest. However, Patson’s journey...

Organisation is ‘guardian angel’ for small-scale farmers

More than four decades ago residents from Lawaaikamp in George in the Western Cape were faced with being forcefully removed from their homes in...

PODCAST: Aquaponics pioneer farms in the heart of Tembisa

An Aquaponics farm in the middle of eKasi may be a concept that is unconventional to many. But, nonetheless, one such farm does exist...

LIFESTYLE

RECIPE: Braised oxtail and garlic mash will have you asking for more

The fragrant smell of herbed, braised red meat on a Sunday afternoon gives your home a warm, comforting feeling. Oxtail is a cut of...

‘The Glam Chef’ always gets dolled up before she cooks

Thandi Maphai believes she always needs to look her best when she cooks. Her appearance, she says, “influences the end result of her dishes”....

RECIPE: The Glam Chef’s flapjacks

Thandi Maphai believes “we eat with our eyes first” and that appearance when cooking is everything. The young chef is always glammed up and she’s widely known by many...

Back to school lunchbox ideas from a working mom

Not only does Philile Mdletshe balance life as a medical doctor, wife, and a kickass mom that prepares lip-smacking meals for her family, she...

Back-to-school brain foods

The new year brings new challenges and as we head for the back to school season, it is time to focus on foods that...

Hip chef Keanon Michaels wants to train and empower other young chefs

Keanon Michaels is hip and happening. The Capetonian is a chef, surfer and an enthusiastic dancer. It was this active life – and the...

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MZANSI RECIPES

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,...

Former waitress becomes a successful chef

Unaty Daniel has chased a number of careers, but in the end it was food and cooking that stole her heart. The 37-year-old from...

RECIPE: Dorah Sitole’s Corn and Baby Marrow Frittata

Women’s magazine legend Dorah Sitole cooks traditional food to keep Mzansi’s food culture alive. As former editor of True Love magazine and a food...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

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...

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...

Chef Funi succeeds despite his many naysayers

When Lufuno “Funi” Sinthumule pursued a career as a chef, many believed that he would not succeed. But he proved them all wrong. He...

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Back-to-school brain foods

The new year brings new challenges and as we head for the back to school season, it is time to focus on foods that...

Hip chef Keanon Michaels wants to train and empower other young chefs

Keanon Michaels is hip and happening. The Capetonian is a chef, surfer and an enthusiastic dancer. It was this active life – and the...

RECIPE: Coffee Braised Beef Shin

Like many other active and growing boys, Keanon Michaels had a big appetite growing up. This egged him on to cook his first egg fried...

VIDEO: Don’t underestimate the ‘business’ part of ‘agri-business’

Always be fully aware of the “business” in “agri-business”, says Sibongile Cele, a former accountant turned rooftop urban farmer in this week’s Farmer’s Inside...

PODCAST: Tomato farmer shares the benefits of hydroponics farming

As a young lad growing up in Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape, Byron Booysen always thought that growing food and feeding the nation was...

Walking the ancient livestock paths of Namaqualand

The Kamiesberg Upland in Namaqualand is a place of cultural and botanical richness. In the Leliefontein communal area of this region one still finds...

Young farmer is building on legacy his father left him

Kwenzokuhle Majola's fondest memories as a child were when he’d go to look after a herd of livestock at a family farm in Swartberg, a farming community...

Mpho Nogueira’s passion for flavours fuels her thriving business

If you told a young Mpho Nogueira that she would grow up to cook for a former head of state she would most likely...

RECIPE: Mpho Nogueira’s hard body chicken

Home cook Mpho Zitha Nogueira is making massive waves on social media with a staggering following of more than 200 000 through her business,...

Mother’s death opens new doors for butternut farmer

On a piece of communal land about the size of three soccer fields in Limpopo, a humble Arthur Matlala can be found farming butternuts....

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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...