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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...

‘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...

Money, land is no excuse, says chicken farmer

About 30-minutes east of Pretoria sits the town of Cullinan, renowned for the discovery of the largest rough gem diamond in 1905. However, that...

RECIPE: Healthy Banting Oxtail

For most of her life, 39-year-old Fikile Zungu worked as a maid. This reality however changed when she moved to Belgium to live with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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RECIPE: Slow Cooked Tripe

In 2016 Vanessa Dossi, a 28-year-old digital marketer and self-taught cook, turned her food blog into a lucrative business and she hasn’t looked back....

RECIPE: Khayakazi Kepe’s Baked Chicken Liver Pâté

Food ambassador Khayakazi Kepe loved food before she knew she was good at it. Little did she know she'd build a career out of...

RECIPE: Mopane Worm Chocolate Tree and Ginger Crumble Soil

For Unaty Daniel (37), becoming a chef was never something she planned, although her grandmother worked in the culinary industry. Before finding something that...

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To Karen cooking simply is like breathing

While some people are born with an instant love for all things edible, food writer Karen Hart discovered her passion by accident. Thirty-seven years...

Coffee shop owner wants to keep the spirit of Ubuntu alive

Nonjabulo Nzuza’s biggest culinary achievement to date is opening and successfully running her own coffee shop, Sweet & Savoury Café. In her cosy café...

Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve

He is not a qualified chef, but Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve. Zitha’s willpower to move past the circumstances...

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These days they call me the wine ‘farm’acist

The name is Bothman. Heinrich Bothman. It’s corny, right, but I’ve always dreamed about using this line since I first got introduced to the...

Emerging Farmer Named Top Free State Entrepreneur

When the Sernick Group first started its Emerging Farmers Programme in 2016 it was in the hope that it would aid and empower people like Palesa Moahloli to succeed and give...

From failed au pair to wine icon in the making

Berene Sauls doesn’t walk. She power-walks. She is at work, and it's not by moving slowly that she had worked her way up from...

Weird and wonderful: The how and why of a beekeeper’s job

What on earth does a beekeeper do and why is it important for food security? To make a complex story short: Fruit-bearing plants cannot set...

‘I just did not believe that black people could farm’

Growing up in Thohoyandou in Limpopo I thought a farmer was… only of a certain colour. I just did not believe that black people could...

To be a young black farmer in Mzansi

A new sense of urgency has entered South Africa’s land reform process after the country’s parliament took a resolution to amend the constitution to effect land...

Young farmers flock to AFASA summit

More than 100 participants attended the third Annual AFASA Young Farmers Summit recently held in Johannesburg. Nono Sekhoto, AFASA’s Youth Chairperson, describes the two-day event...

Raletjana bags Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year title

Fifteen years ago Phophi Raletjena started planting cabbage on a mere 5 hectares of communal land. Today he’s branched out to many other crops,...

Things you didn’t know about sunflowers

We all know that sunflowers are considered to be a “happy flower”. A bright sunflower bouquet is the easiest way to chase the clouds away....

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PLATINUM PARTNERS THE SERNICK GROUP is optimistic about the future of agriculture in South Africa. They plan to be as hardy and adaptable as the...

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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...