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Electrical engineer finds solace in her kitchen and home garden

Finding solace in gardening never crossed Leshoto Thooe’s mind until she decided to get her hands dirty. To relax from her budding career as an electrical engineer, the 34-year-old spends her downtime cooking and gardening.   RECIPE: Herb-encrusted...

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Jozi chef is living out his wildest food dreams

“Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey ate my chakalaka!”  Umjita wa se Kasi (Kasi boy) turned gourmet chef, Katlego Sebastian Mlambo still has to pinch himself when he recalls serving former US president Barack Obama and legendary American talk show host and television producer - Oprah Winfrey an...

From selling fish and chips to running two farming enterprises

When 24-year-old Njabulo Mbokane did her final year at Carolina Academic school in 2013, she had no idea what career path she would follow....

Forestry farmer makes his first million by 27

Forestry farmer Musawenkosi Kubheka believes newcomers in the agricultural industry can survive and even thrive in forestry in Mzansi. The 29-year-old farmer from Newcastle,...

Farmer attributes his career to God, favour and discipline

Growing up in the town of Saron in the Western Cape, surrounded by agriculture, Warren Bam always intended on joining Mzansi’s agri-industry. But it...

Master brewer sees a fizzing future for African beer

The craft brewing industry boasts many passionate women who are shining in this male-dominated industry across Mzansi. But there is one jewel in the...

Former paratrooper is now an ethical food warrior

It’s safe to say that young farmer Robert Patson is a bit of an adventure junkie. As a boy growing up in North Pine in Cape Town he was always on a quest. However, Patson’s journey...

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‘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...

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...

How to make Chef Nono’s ‘ginger beer with a twist’

South African cooking sensation Nono Mtshali might hold a degree in linguistics, but in her heart of hearts she's a chef - slowly but...

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: Metjie Shongwe’s Pork Trotters

Metjie Shongwe worked as a bank teller and receptionist before she discovered her culinary potential. At 36 she runs her own catering and décor...

Your guilt-free gift guide

At the end of 2018, few people cared as much about the impact of our consumption on the planet as they do at the...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Jabulile’s creamy chicken livers

Poultry meat is undeniably one of the most cherished meats around the world. From head to toe people not only enjoy the outer, meaty bits...

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...

RECIPE: Braised oxtail and garlic mash will have you asking for more

The fragrant smell of herbed, braised red meat on a Sunday afternoon gives your home a warm, comforting feeling. Oxtail is a cut of...

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Jabulile Dube unwinds in the kitchen

Cooking is meditation with the promise of a good meal afterwards, believes Jabulile Dube, a financial advisor turned food blogger and caterer living in...

‘Hot sauce pioneer’ makes culinary magic

Borders and limitations do not exist for Kwa-Zulu Natal-born chef Nomcebo Ndlela. In her eight years as a professional chef, the 27-year-old has made...

Government learnership empowers young chef

While many fret and wrack their brains about what to do after obtaining their matric certificates, taking the road less travelled helped 22-year-old Patience...

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Danie Slabbert (39) might look like a typical farmer, but his forbearers are probably turning in their graves questioning his unconventional farming methods. This...

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...