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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...

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...

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,...

Walking the ancient livestock paths of Namaqualand

The Kamiesberg Upland in Namaqualand is a place of cultural and botanical richness. In the Leliefontein communal area of this region one still finds...

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....

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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: Koketso Khule’s Samp and Beans

Geography educator and cook Koketso Khule uses VAT-Free items almost daily in his cooking. As a student he regularly used VAT-exempt products as they...

From waiter to celebrity chef

Pete Goffe-Wood, widely known as Mzansi’s Kitchen Cowboy, started his brilliantly crafted career as a waiter 33 years ago and never looked back. Today the...

Keeping a community’s traditions alive through cooking

Fatima Sydow was raised to celebrate and share in the traditions of her neighbours. She has managed to turn this and her love of...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

RECIPE: Baking bread is sentimental for veteran journo

Bread is a staple food prepared by baking a bonded dough of flour and water. Delivered by the ton daily and usually easy to prepare,...

You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted Thembeka’s chicken wings

There are many ways to communicate, and cooking is one of them, says Thembeka Sibanyoni the 28-year-old star of Tee’s Cooking Addiction, a 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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WHAT WE DO Saluting the unsung heroes. The next time you eat a hamburger or drink a beer, remember that the food you eat and the...

The story of an atypical farmer driven by purpose

Charles Back had an unusual response to a farm attack that almost killed him. Unusual because he refused to let it start a race-based...

Agricultural training for emerging farmers

The issue of land ownership has reached a boiling point with many South Africans now using “Give back the land” as a mantra to...

‘Let’s debunk the myth that black people can’t farm’

It’s a myth that black people cannot farm, says Nono Sekhoto, the Youth Chairperson of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa). This...

From ‘dispatch guy’ to director after chance convo

Meet Themba Kumatana. Less than a decade ago he was a trolley-pushing “dispatch guy” on a wine farm. Now he is the co-owner of...

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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...