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Entrepreneur trades her high heels for gumboots

Urban farmer Vuthlari Chauke (32) is no ordinary woman. She’s a self-motivated powerhouse in the world of farming with intellectual vision and a killer...

Covid-19: ‘Farmers are godsend during this pandemic’

As South Africa enters its fifth consecutive week of the covid-19 lockdown the nation’s farmers have, once again, pledged their support for unprecedented efforts...

Top honours for two agricultural TV show presenters

Two of the prestigious Mediaveertjie awards presented earlier today are for the work done on popular agricultural television shows, Landbouweekliks on VIA and MegaBoere...

Mama Nomonde, the Gugs queen who started 8 veggie gardens

On the outskirts of the Mother City lies Gugulethu, one of the oldest townships with just shy of 100 000 residents. One of them is...

New black-owned wine producer takes flight

A brand-new, 100% black-owned and managed wine producer is being born. The culmination of a 13-year-long development project will see the Elethu farm in Bonnievale shake off its training wheels...

Rural and agri-schools fear covid-19 death trap

As learners across the globe are returning to classrooms, principals of rural and agricultural schools in South Africa are fearing that the pending reopening...

COVID-19

Witzenberg: Farming in a covid-19 hotspot

The covid-19 pandemic has impacted farmers in the Witzenberg municipal area in many ways. But what farmers and agri-workers from this area can all...

Fed-up farmers turn to Facebook to sell their produce

Thousands of fed-up farmers, concerned that their enterprises would not survive a substantial decline in sales brought on by the covid-19 lockdown, have turned...

Now is the time to buy red meat – if you can afford it

The global meat industry continues to feel covid-19's impact as global lockdown measures complicate trade prospects. Economic growth estimates for 2020 have been lowered, and...

Travel restrictions: R60 bil. worth of citrus exports at risk

Travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic are still playing havoc with South Africa’s agricultural exports and as much as R60 billion worth of citrus...

Agriculture crucial to KZN’s post-covid-19 recovery

Agriculture is well positioned to help KwaZulu-Natal emerge from the covid-19 crisis and will have an important role to play in the province’s economic...

‘Be wise, sterilize’ – cleanliness is key for the perfect homemade brew

The national lockdown to flatten the coronavirus curve is getting really long! And with alcohol still a big no-no, many of Mzansi’s citizens are turning to home brewing to quench...

LIFESTYLE

Foods you thought were vegetarian, but actually aren’t

For most South Africans meat is the centre of any meal, although many others prefer plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables. I have...

RECIPE: Chef Mbombi’s creamy beef liver pasta

Mbonani Daniel Mbombi (28) is fondly known as the “African Cuisine Chef”. His mouth-watering food has caught the eye of big food brands like...

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: Chef Cebo’s saucy amawotwana

It doesn't matter whether you call it walkie talkies, amawotwana or maotwana a koko. Chicken feet is a traditional township delicacy. Many local and...

Meal prep – What you need to know

When trying to eat nutritious meals, avoid processed foods, lose weight or avoid waste, your best bet is meal prepping. Meal prepping can sound so...

Siyabonga Mngoma is an organic crusader battling for Mzansi’s health

Siyabonga Mngoma (41) is a crusader in the battle for the health of South Africans. She is an aspiring nutritionist and farming ace who...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Harira vegetable soup with barley and quinoa

South African cookbook author and food stylist Dianne Bibby has travelled throughout the world. Though she has visited every nook and cranny of the...

RECIPE: Sweet chilli chicken wraps by Tharwat Londt

Wracking your head over what to make next? Beat the culinary boredom by adding a dash of tropical flavouring and excitement to your menu with executive chef Tharwat Londt’s pineapple chicken sweet chilli wrap recipe.   Just the right...

Recipe: Roasted pumpkin fondue (made on the braai)

Chef Saveria Nkalashe says melted cheese can heal a broken heart, so ease those lockdown blues with this timeless dish. Nkalashe adds a bit of Mzansi flair though. Instead of...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

‘Food connects, food is love, food is community’

Food has the innate ability to connect souls, believes cookbook author Dianne Bibby. Food is a universal language, says the 52-year-old Johannesburg native who is also a food...

The future was written in the cosmos for chef Tharwat Londt

Chef Tharwat Londt (35) is no stranger to the professional kitchen, having started his career in food at age 19. Since then he says there has never been...

Farming chef is inspired by African food

From the day a vegetable or herb is planted in the earth until the day it is picked, packaged and shipped off, Saveria Nkalashe wants to be fully involved in every step...

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The future was written in the cosmos for chef Tharwat Londt

Chef Tharwat Londt (35) is no stranger to the professional kitchen, having started his career in food at age 19. Since then he says there has never been...

RECIPE: Sweet chilli chicken wraps by Tharwat Londt

Wracking your head over what to make next? Beat the culinary boredom by adding a dash of tropical flavouring and excitement to your menu with executive chef Tharwat Londt’s pineapple chicken sweet chilli wrap recipe.   Just the right...

Legal battle over tobacco products continues

The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) has confirmed that they will continue with their legal action against the ban on cigarette and tobacco product sales,...

Fed-up farmers turn to Facebook to sell their produce

Thousands of fed-up farmers, concerned that their enterprises would not survive a substantial decline in sales brought on by the covid-19 lockdown, have turned...

‘To be young, black and successful in agriculture’

In this week’s episode of Food For Mzansi’s weekly farmers’ podcast called Farmer’s Inside Track, 25-year-old Andile Ngcobo speaks candidly about how limited access...

Agri Careers: Want to become an agricultural researcher?

Every year, compelling agricultural discoveries are made in Mzansi. These discoveries are seldom stumbled upon, they are made through thorough research conducted by some of our country's leading agricultural researchers.   The 26-year-old Qinisani Qwabe is one of those researchers leading agricultural projects for the Mangosuthu University...

Property transfers unlocked as deeds offices reopen

Property transfers that were in limbo since the start of the covid-19 lockdown will be unfrozen from tomorrow, with deeds offices opening nationally and...

Crop crisis: Trouble brewing after ban on beer sales

Smallholder farmers across the country, who produce non-genetically modified (GMO) maize and barley on contract for the South African Breweries (SAB) are on the...

Now is the time to buy red meat – if you can afford it

The global meat industry continues to feel covid-19's impact as global lockdown measures complicate trade prospects. Economic growth estimates for 2020 have been lowered, and...

AgriSETA CEO welcomes new board

The agriculture sector needs not only the hands that turn the soil, but also the brains that positively impact the sector, says AgriSETA CEO...

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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...

Lockdown: SAB could dump millions of litres of beer

South African Breweries (SAB) is set to dump 130 million litres of beer if they don’t get permission from government to transport alcohol during...

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...