Home Home

Home

NOT TO BE MISSED

LATEST FARMER’S INSIDE TRACK PODCAST

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Indigenous plant opens doors for young agripreneurs

A range of spice blends incorporating the ‘miracle tree’, moringa, has opened new doors for two Limpopo students, Kgodiso Lebea and Jimmy Mohale. Their interests in health, wellness and indigenous knowledge ignited their journey as spice developers and they have even gained international acclaim for their endeavour, JK Foods.   “Moringa is a plant...

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...

Farmers’ podcast rocking the Apple, Spotify charts

Food For Mzansi’s chart-topping agricultural podcast show is back with a bang. This week, we get up, close and personal with Qinisani Qwabe, an...

EXCLUSIVE: Wandile Sihlobo, SA’s hip-hop-loving economist

Wandile Sihlobo undoubtedly looks dapper in a suit when he’s rubbing shoulders with the likes of pres. Cyril Ramaphosa and minister Thoko Didiza, but...

‘Agriculture freed my family from the prison of poverty’

Three years ago poultry farmer Kagalelo Matlala from Kuruman in the Northern Cape had a life-changing epiphany that she couldn’t ignore. She realized that her...

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...

COVID-19

Lockdown: ‘Let us hunt,’ plead game farmers

The unprecedented challenges caused by the novel coronavirus have wreaked havoc throughout the entire wildlife industry. Without swift government intervention, game farmers are fearful...

World Hunger Day: Children suffer most

As the world marks the tenth annual World Hunger Day today and the United Nations World Food Programme predicts a worldwide hunger pandemic by the end of the...

Covid-19: ‘Keep your house clean,’ farmer advises rural employers

Some 330 kilometres from Cape Town lies the small hamlet of Koekenaap, a patchwork of farms where grapes, beetroot, pumpkin, beans, tomatoes, potatoes, and...

Level 3 lockdown ‘risky for farming communities’

While many are celebrating the news that South Africa will soon move to level 3 of the covid-19 lockdown, a foremost infectious diseases physician...

Lockdown level 3: SA wine prices set to drop

The covid-19 pandemic has seen the demand for South Africa’s wine across the world decrease significantly, say players in the local wine industry.  The consumption of wines in restaurants...

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...

LIFESTYLE

RECIPE: Baking bread is sentimental for veteran journo

Bread is a staple food prepared by baking a bonded dough of flour and water. Delivered by the ton daily and usually easy to prepare,...

6 Flu-fighting foods to protect yourself this winter

Nobody can afford to stay at home from work to nurse yourself through the flu. And if you’re a parent with kids that risk...

Radio presenter cooks to touch the lives of others

Although Lee Duru has been working in the broadcasting industry for years, she has taken to indulging her love of food and cooking on...

Spare a thought for farmers whilst having your Christmas lunch

It’s Christmas time again and 2019 is finally drawing to a close! While many of us are relaxing with our loved ones, let’s spare...

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...

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....

CHANGEMAKERS

STAY CONNECTED

20,229FansLike
2,431FollowersFollow
5,328FollowersFollow

Sign up to our Stories of Change Newsletter

FLATTEN THE CURVE

Here’s the best way to keep up to date with the latest, most reliable data on South Africa’s covid-19 tests, infections, recoveries and deaths.

MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Lockdown oxtail potjiekos

Winter is here! And it is time to scrub that cauldron and warm your soul an oxtail potjiekos recipe prepared by radio personality and retired rugby...

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...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Retired rugby player honours mother’s legacy through food

Social media is abuzz with “lockdown chefs” who have taken to the kitchen to express their creativity. For many, cooking has become more than a hobby, it has been a way...

‘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...

FARMERS INSIDE TRACK

Farmer’s Inside Track is supported by Food For Mzansi. Inspiration for your business and life from South Africa’s farmers and agripreneurs. Love how we salute the unsung heroes of agriculture? Why not connect with us on our social media platforms.

LATEST ARTICLES

Health conscious millennials challenging alcohol industry

You know how Fridays are the most exciting day of the week for hardworking individuals? It almost feels celebratory to act on the urge...

Five fab herbs and how to use them

The importance of herbs in the diet is never emphasised enough. Herbs are not just pretty green sprinkles that make food taste good, they’re jam-packed...

Managing her family farm helps woman fight lupus

Three years ago, on the eve of her 24th birthday, Christin-Joy Middleton lost everything. While working as an au pair in Los Angeles in...

Experts advise smaller farmers to work together to reach the next level

The responsibility of farmers does not end when they’ve ploughed the fields, harvested their crops or tended to their livestock. As much as farming...

Agriculture is ‘gateway for rural and urban youth’

“Agriculture is increasingly being seen as a gateway industry for rural and urban youth who wish to create dynamic and rewarding livelihoods for themselves,”...

Young farmers urged to be unapologetic about creating wealth

Well-known entrepreneur and private equity investor Polo Leteka has urged young farmers to create wealth that not only contributes to food security, but also...

Agriculturists can reap the benefits of advancements in tech

Advancing agriculture in Mzansi through the use of the latest technology was at the forefront on the first day of the fourth Annual AFASA...

Summit kicks off with call to young farmers to embrace technology

The fourth Annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit started moments ago with the president of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa, Dr Vuyo Mahlati,...

Popcorn producers positive about the future

Nothing tickles your taste buds like freshly popped popcorn. Its fresh and tantalizing smell attracts you from afar and a movie night isn’t a...

Gogos’ gardens feed thousands in KwaZulu-Natal

In the breathtakingly beautiful Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu-Natal lives a 76-year-old retired nurse, Cwengekile Myeni. In this region Myeni dedicated nearly...

Previous episodes of the Farmer’s Inside Track podcast

MOST POPULAR

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...

‘Government didn’t help us. The farmers did!’

It rained carrots, cauliflowers, onions, potatoes and butternuts in many poverty-stricken communities of the Western Cape this morning when three agricultural organisations joined forces...

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...