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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...

‘Drop the one night stands and choose food with integrity’

“Sustainable food does not have to come at a high cost. In fact, it can be lekker food if you are willing to buy...

5 reasons to eat fresh and local, if you can

A lot seems uncertain at the moment. With the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa there are so many questions. Will we...

Natural capital: ‘Let’s put our money where our mouths are’

Instantly the blood is drained from the core of my being – syphoned on to the concrete floor. This leaves me paralysed at the...

101 agri leaders on being 101 days into lockdown

Congratulations, South Africa. If you’re reading this, you’ve made it to day 101 of our unprecedented covid-19 lockdown. This is the stuff that history...

Meet the man with the coolest job in SA agriculture

23-year-old Ziphezinhle Gabuza, better known as Boyzee, from Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal spent the past week teaching an artificial intelligence to count cattle on a farm in the Free...

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Covid-19: Invest in small-scale farmers now for rural resilience

Small-scale farmers are extremely vulnerable to the covid-19 pandemic, but their role in a sustainable rural food system is crucial. Hamlet Hlomendlini, senior agricultural...

Agri labs to help clear covid-19 testing backlog

The agricultural sector is stepping forward to help with covid-19 testing to augment the capacity of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS). In order to...

Covid-19: A life of shame and stigma in rural SA

As Mzansi descends into the eye of the covid-19 storm, another “pandemic” has reared its ugly head. Those infected by the coronavirus, especially in...

SA bleeding R4 bn due to tobacco sales ban

After 119 days of the covid-19 lockdown, the ban on the sale of tobacco products has now cost the country over R4 billion in...

4 things happening in SA agri today, 24 July 2020

Earlier this week the restaurant industry protested against the covid-19 lockdown regulations affecting livelihoods and today the entire hospitality sector is standing up against...

BREAKING: Agri SA launches billion rand food campaign

Agri SA has announced the launch of a whopping R1 billion food surplus campaign, challenging both the private sector and government to gear up...

LIFESTYLE

Durban chef channels her business ethic from motherhood

Under normal circumstances, chef Phumzile Mbinda (36) would be preparing to cater the biggest event on the Durban social calendar. As a regular caterer...

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...

Overberg women spearheading aquaponics farm

Six women from the Suurbraak community are piloting a dynamic aquaponics farm in the Overberg district near Swellendam in the Western Cape. Their farming...

RECIPE: Chicken gizzards that will leave you begging for more

This week we indulge in chicken gizzards, a truly South African delicacy. Registered dietician Mpho Tshukudu shares a recipe from the thought-provoking book about...

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,...

‘Food transports you to places you’ve never been,’ says foodie student

Food has the inherent ability to dissolve global borders, believes Johannesburg-based foodie and student Lihle Mahambehlala (21). She  has just about transformed the kitchen of...

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MZANSI RECIPES

RECIPE: Sorghum flapjacks

Food anthropologist, author, chef and commentator Dr Anna Trapido is not a fan of quinoa, as widely touted as it is. When it comes...

RECIPE: Vegan umfino with rosemary garlic mushrooms

If you are looking for something nice, warm, and hearty to eat with your stew, umfino should be your go-to. Umfino is a traditional South...

RECIPE: Curried oxtail and creamy polenta

If maize had an elite cousin its name would be polenta. Home cook Lihle Mahambehlala makes a creamy polenta with the age-old South African...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Covid-19 ‘put black female representation in restaurants on the back burner’

In a world where professional kitchens have long been dominated by white males, Dr Anna Trapido believes that it is about high time that...

Veganism doesn’t need to break the bank, says food blogger

For some, the thought of going vegan or vegetarian leaves them in an utter frenzy. Meat is the staple of most households and while...

‘If we ignore ancestors’ foods, we become someone else’

Africa is filled with “super foods” that have been used as sustenance and medicine by generations across history, believes Mpho Tshukudu, a Johannesburg-born registered...

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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...

How to do a plant-based braai

Whether it’s for health and wellbeing, caring for animals or the climate crisis, plant-based eating is gaining momentum and popping up everywhere – even...

WATCH: Faith and family has carried Alan Simons through adversity

The day Alan Simons was retrenched from his job as an agricultural worker, his life changed forever. Now, fourteen years later, he runs his...

PODCAST: Consistency is key in farming

Building a farming empire is no easy feat, but when you’re driven by passion, like Eric Mauwane is, no field will be left untilled....

#Don’tWasteAYear: Kick-start your agricultural career with AGRICOLLEGES International today!

Are you considering making a career in farming or agriculture in general? Did you not get accepted to university or college? Or, have you...

Organic food garden empowers people with disabilities

An organic farming project in the countryside of the Uthungulu District in KwaZulu-Natal is arming people living with physical disabilities with in-depth agricultural training...

Wine producers now vying for untapped local market

There’s a huge untapped market of South Africans who have the disposable income and thirst for something new and exciting to drink, said Brandon...

‘Miss Gates’ is making beauty products specially for black women

Black women have long struggled to find products that cater specifically for their skincare needs. For young agripreneur Seipati Masango the solution was no further than her mother’s...

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...

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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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...

Finally, alcohol industry gets good news from National Treasury

A request by the alcohol industry for the suspension of excise tax levied on alcoholic beverages amounting to R5,1 billion has been granted by...

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...