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Sugarcane leader: ‘Nothing happens without a woman’

As a child, Rejoice Ncwane was already well versed in the skills of sugarcane farming. While she may have once entertained the idea of...

Former security guard found prosperity in pig farming

Former security guard Noncedo Khawuleza-Ndzawuse started farming three years ago with only three pigs. Today she has 30. Khawuleza-Ndzawuse says she quit her security guard...

Sihlobo: ‘Africa to rethink agri for post-Covid recovery’

Leading agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo has urged African governments to embrace technology and public-private partnerships to ensure food sustainability on the content after Covid-19. Sihlobo,...

Farming is his family’s life saver, but also his biggest dream

While 20-year-old Nkosinathi Makamela’s classmates from the University of Fort Hare were stressing about exams he was faced with a harsh reality that threatened...

Community veggie garden a lifeline for Marikana orphans

Among the beneficiaries of a North West community vegetable garden count the children who have been left orphaned after their fathers were gunned down...

Let’s get back to eating some traditional veggies

South Africa has a diverse range of indigenous food crops which are not only a rich source of nutrition, but also good for preventing...

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Covid-19: Flower industry ‘drowning in funeral requests’

South Africa might be home to one of Earth's richest flower kingdoms, but as Covid-19's second wave washes over the country, its pressurised flower...

Restaurateur: ‘I see the panic on my workers’ faces’

While president Cyril Ramaphosa has again, last night, extended an olive branch to restaurants in the latest Covid-19 restrictions, restaurateurs remain anxious about their...

Liquor industry ‘unfairly labelled as covid-19 problem child’

The alcohol industry is foaming at the mouth over government’s decision to, once again, ban liquor sales in a bid to curb the covid-19...

AFASA pleads with farmers to honour covid-19 regulations

The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa says it felt pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s “frustration and deep pain” when he announced stringent new measures amid...

Agri SA: ‘Don’t embarrass us with animal vaccine conspiracies’

South Africa’s leading farmers’ organisation, Agri SA, has called on the nation to unite behind the thousands of exhausted healthcare workers who are still...

Farmers warned: ‘Ivermectin will kill you before covid-19 does’

An over-the-counter horse dewormer that is being portrayed on farmers’ groups as a miracle cure for covid-19 is not only prohibited for use in...

LIFESTYLE

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...

‘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 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...

Let’s get cheesy with Kobus Mulder! All your cheese questions answered…

You might be forgiven for not knowing your ricotta from your parmesan. Let’s face it. Not too long ago, most South Africans mainly ate...

‘If we ignore ancestors’ foods, we become someone else’

Africa is filled with “super foods” that have been used as sustenance and medicine by generations across history, believes Mpho Tshukudu, a Johannesburg-born registered...

Valentine’s Day: putting sexy back on your plate – at home!

While Valentine’s Day may get your heart racing, February also happens to be Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month. Creating a Valentines experience at home that shows...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Beef and cabbage stew the Thandi way

Get ahead of the January blues with a succulent budget friendly beef and cabbage stew shared by home cook, Thandi Boshomane (33). Beef and cabbage...

Vegan curry that even meat lovers will enjoy. Promise!

It's Vegan Monday! Meat lover Dané Vermeulen adopted a plant-based diet and she's glowing. This was no easy decision, but a sky-high blood pressure...

RECIPE: Crispy pork with cheesy jaffles and pickled red onions

While research states that jaffles originated in Australia, the chef and deputy editor of Pick n Pay Fresh Living magazine, Chad January, begs to...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Wanna side hustle as a food entrepreneur? Start here!

Stepping out as a food entrepreneur is risky business. Just ask home cook and Instagram foodie Thandi Boshomane, who is also full-time nurse facing...

‘Food should hug you from inside’

Life for a culinary professional does not begin and end in the professional kitchen, Cape Town-born chef Chad January believes. Mastering the culinary arts...

Have a merry, covid Christmas with tips from Mzansi’s foodies

Is it just us or is it a little difficult to get into the swing of the holidays this year? We are amid the second...

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Dilapidated roads: Free State pleads for help

If the Free State government doesn’t urgently maintain and repair the province’s road network, economic activity might soon come to a grinding halt. Severe...

‘Earth is crushed by the weight of humanity’

Climate change is directly proportional to how many things we humans consume, says Dr Naudé Malan. Right now, every manufactured thing you've ever owned in...

Covid-19: Flower industry ‘drowning in funeral requests’

South Africa might be home to one of Earth's richest flower kingdoms, but as Covid-19's second wave washes over the country, its pressurised flower...

She kept the piggery, but her ex found bae

Fighting chance in Queensburgh, KwaZulu-Natal writes… Liewe Lulu Do I miss him or am I just feeling sorry for myself? I was in a relationship for two...

Let’s get back to eating some traditional veggies

South Africa has a diverse range of indigenous food crops which are not only a rich source of nutrition, but also good for preventing...

Game-changer: Global brand gains Case IH dealer network

South African farmers are set to benefit from the recent acquisition of local distributor Northmec by the brand’s parent company, CNH Industrial. The global...

3 things happening in agri today, 15 January 2021

Celebrate another day of learning during a global conference on soil, plant and water science or find your perfect agri career on Food for Mzansi’s AgriCareers. And, why not do it all with...

Karaan: ‘Best minister of agriculture we never had’

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has paid respects to the agricultural economist Prof. Abdus Salam Mohammad Karaan, who...

UPDATE: 3 hectares of vines damaged in wine farm blaze

Three hectares of vineyards have been damaged in a wildfire that raged on the historic Neethlingshof wine estate near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape...

Choose life before economic growth, urges wine producer

While many South Africans are fuming over the extended alcohol sales ban, at least one wine producer is toasting to government’s approach, stating that she...

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Ramaphosa makes dramatic U-turn on wine sales

Cyril Ramaphosa, please keep your word. This is the plea of wine lovers who are questioning why wine tastings and sales at wineries are...

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 ‘kicks 80-year-old farmer in the teeth’

For 80-year-old farmer David Rakgase government’s decision to include his farm on a widely publicised list of 896 state farms that are up for...