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‘Hunger to succeed’ lands 21yo wine enthusiast a rare opportunity

The moment when a 21-year-old describes wine as “bottled poetry”, you immediately know that it’s their passion talking. It is this exact passion that...

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...

PODCAST: Aquaponics pioneer farms in the heart of Tembisa

An Aquaponics farm in the middle of eKasi may be a concept that is unconventional to many. But, nonetheless, one such farm does exist...

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....

Organisation is ‘guardian angel’ for small-scale farmers

More than four decades ago residents from Lawaaikamp in George in the Western Cape were faced with being forcefully removed from their homes in...

Farmer’s love for soil led him back to the promised land

As a budding scientist, a young Morgan Brand could never imagine that one day he would end up back on his father’s farm as,...

LIFESTYLE

Back to school lunchbox ideas from a working mom

Not only does Philile Mdletshe balance life as a medical doctor, wife, and a kickass mom that prepares lip-smacking meals for her family, she...

Back-to-school brain foods

The new year brings new challenges and as we head for the back to school season, it is time to focus on foods that...

Hip chef Keanon Michaels wants to train and empower other young chefs

Keanon Michaels is hip and happening. The Capetonian is a chef, surfer and an enthusiastic dancer. It was this active life – and the...

RECIPE: Coffee Braised Beef Shin

Like many other active and growing boys, Keanon Michaels had a big appetite growing up. This egged him on to cook his first egg fried...

Mpho Nogueira’s passion for flavours fuels her thriving business

If you told a young Mpho Nogueira that she would grow up to cook for a former head of state she would most likely...

RECIPE: Mpho Nogueira’s hard body chicken

Home cook Mpho Zitha Nogueira is making massive waves on social media with a staggering following of more than 200 000 through her business,...

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MZANSI RECIPES

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...

RECIPE: The Lazy Makoti’s Chickpea and Bean Salad

Mogau Seshoene, popularly known as The Lazy Makoti, decided to cook instead of farm and she's charming Mzansi with her culinary skills. The 30...

RECIPE: Lemon Butter Fish

Nompilo Mathe might not be a chef by profession, but she’s known as the queen of the kitchen on social media. The 34-year-old is...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Cooking was part of God’s plan

Karabo Phiri had a business science degree in hand with plans of becoming an economist, but her love for food and obsession with Asian...

Chef Liziwe Matloha shares her recipe for success

Chef Liziwe Matloha’s desire to be the best in everything she does is her recipe for success. This drive has served her well, leading...

From maid to professional cook

Fikile Zungu says “it’s only by grace of God” that she went from working as a maid for 10 years to a cook. “Pinch...

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Khaya Lam restores dignity through township title deeds

Land reform in South Africa may be a contentious topic, but it’s proving to be quite the contrary for the historic Khaya Lam ("My...

‘Accelerated land reform can improve goodwill,’ says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says accelerated land reform has the potential to improve goodwill between the people of South Africa. In his Reconciliation Day address...

Limpopo agri-workers shine in soccer tournament

Limpopo’s agri-workers ended the year with a bang during Game of Stars, the much-anticipated annual soccer final hosted by Agri Limpopo and the Mark...

Former car mechanic now dreams of farming commercially

These days Petrus Tsotetsi might be a successful farmer, but not too long ago he was fixing cars for a living and also previously...

Under-represented communities to have say in land reform policy debate

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 10-member advisory panel on land reform says under-represented communities must have an opportunity to have their say before a formal policy...

#BlackBoerseun happily singing in the rain

A drought-stricken farmer has captured the hearts of Food For Mzansi readers after he posted a moving video in which he thanked God for...

Variety of milk options leave SA spoilt for choice

Choosing an everyday grocery essential like milk is not always the easiest thing to do. South Africans are really spoilt for choice, whether we...

Queen bee set on giving beekeeping a young and vibrant face

Mokgadi Moloko Mabela’s father gave her the gift of honeybees, and today she is set on giving beekeeping and farming a young and vibrant...

Asparagus project creates almost 900 jobs in Eastern Free State

Asparagus might be considered a boring veggie by some, but in South Africa the VKB Group has proven that it can be a great...

VKB mentor planting seeds of hope and opportunity in new farmers

Selflessness has become a scarce trait amongst many. However, altruism is certainly synonymous with Francois Crause who has been mentoring new farmers for the...

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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...

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...