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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...

Mother and son duo: 50 years of successful farming without government handouts

Being a young farmer in Mzansi is not easy at all. Those starting out often rely heavily on state funding in order to grow...

22-year-old farm manager said yes to agriculture and no to medicine

“There’s a perception among the youth that farming is easy work, with high financial yields, but that’s not why I’m in agriculture. I’m here...

Cricketer Zakir Kathrada grows luscious veg in Melville

Zakir Kathrada, 28, had his first match of cricket around the age of 8 in a small farm near Schweizer-Reneke in North West. Now...

PODCAST: Andile Matukane embraces life as an up-and-coming force in agriculture

In the popular 1970’s Nina Simone song “Young, Gifted and Black”, Simone melodises about the gift of a black child having dreams and making...

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...

LIFESTYLE

Pumla Brook-Thomae harnesses her inspiration from her family’s food traditions

A farm girl at heart, self-taught cook Pumla Brook-Thomae says she has always been intrigued by the art of cooking - starting her journey...

RECIPE: Pumla Brook-Thomae’s fluffy dhombolo and spicy pickled bean chakalaka

A hearty plate of food isn't complete without a slice or ball of iDhombolo. The steamed bread is a customary favourite within the African...

Festive Season ideas: How to entertain your kids and family on a budget

December is here! That means gift shopping and spring cleaning for the holiday visits. And your champagne glasses should be out for the bubbly...

Local chef brings the Seychelles to the Northern Cape

A fondness for French cuisine has prompted a chef from Kimberley to start his own mobile kitchen, bringing the lavish food style to the...

RECIPE: Chef Katlego Molefi’s Mzansi milk tart

Kimberley-born Chef Katlego Molefi says he has always been inspired to create out-of-the-box recipes by cooking with the contents of his home pantry. The...

Chef Mbombi’s food is entwined with his Xitshonga culture

Gentle giant Mbonani Daniel Mbombi’s love for African food has crept into the hearts of many South Africans. Widely known for his traditional dishes,...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Kamogelo Maleka’s Mopane Worms

Kamogelo Maleka started cooking at the tender age of 12. Today she is a second-year education student and owns a catering business. Maleka is...

RECIPE: Mopane White Bread

Chef Mario Barnard is anything but ordinary. The 28-year-old says his dishes are good for the environment, jam-packed with fibre and magnesium - and...

Siphokazi’s hard work transforms her into a well-known cook

The life of Siphokazi Mdlankomo is a testament to those who believe you are never too old to reach your goals. In 2014 her...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Only a farm girl can cook meatballs like Chef Naledi

Naledi Toona, better known as Chef Naledi, has set the bar high with everything she does. She is not only an entrepreneur, but also...

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...

The Lazy Makoti decided to cook instead of farm…

Mogau Seshoene, also known as The Lazy Makoti, is cooking up a storm and it is all done in celebration of South African food. Although...

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‘Coffee is my first love, but you can be my second’

A good cup of coffee can actually leave you weak in the knees, and at a loss for words with a high temperature. Seriously....

Going underground with a mushroom farmer

How does a young woman take over a farming business from her father to double production, carve herself a niche in a highly competitive...

‘Agriculture chose me,’ says proud ambassador

Growing up in Port Nolloth in the Namaqualand, amongst the salt of the earth, is quite possibly his fondest memory, says Breyton Milford, describing...

R46 million injection to support smallholder farmers

More than R46 million has been set aside by the North West government to support 812 smallholder farmers with crop production inputs ahead of...

How Kleinjan and Cois together forged their farming destiny

Passion is often the most notable characteristic of a successful entrepreneur. And Kleinjan Gasekoma, owner of one of the most successful cattle farms in...

‘Talking to the chiefs is an uphill battle’

At the age of 92, Dr Sam Motsuenyane is as committed to the betterment of black lives as he was back in in 1964...

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...

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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...

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...

‘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...