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

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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 them a reality. Her words are reflective of female farmer Andile Matukane who, through a positive mindset, made her dreams come true as she continues to make great strides in her business, Farmers Choice.

In this week’s Farmers Inside Track podcast, Food for Mzansi co-founder Kobus Louwrens and editor Dawn Noemdoe catch up with 25-year-old agriculturalist Matukane. She details her journey navigating life as an up-and-coming female farmer while learning both new technologies and old farming techniques.

In her podcast episode, Matukane says it is both challenging and exciting to keep current with innovation and new technology. “As a young person, one has to keep up with technology and then on the other side one has to also keep up with the old ways of farming.”

Fondly known as the “Spinach Lady”, Matukane says she is embracing life as an up-and-coming force in the agricultural sphere.

Matukane considers her youthful energy to almost be like a superpower “because you get to do everything and it keeps you busy being so energetic in the agricultural space.”

The Farmer’s Inside Track podcasts and videos are recorded in both Cape Town and Johannesburg and is available on different platforms, including a weekly e-mailer, a WhatsApp line and a bustling Facebook group.

To get free access to all the exclusive content on Farmer’s Inside Track, head to farmersinsidetrack.co.za and sign up. To join the WhatsApp line, either click here or send a WhatsApp with the message “Sign me up for Farmer’s Inside Track” to +27 81 889 9032, providing your name and surname, e-mail address and province.

Farmer’s Inside Track is proudly brought to you by Food For Mzansi, Africa’s Best Digital News Start-up. Advertisers who wish to explore opportunities on any of the Farmer’s Inside Track channels can e-mail ivor@foodformzansi.co.za and kobus@foodformzansi.co.za.

Noluthando Ngcakani
Noluthando Ngcakani
With roots in the Northern Cape, this Kimberley Diamond has had a passion for telling human interest stories since she could speak her first words. A foodie by heart, she began her journalistic career as an intern at the SABC where she discovered her love for telling agricultural, community and nature related stories. Not a stranger to a challenge Ngcakani will go above and beyond to tell your truth.
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