“I needed a name that embodied what I believed in, the principles I grew up with,” says Loyiso Manga, explaining the naming of his Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil brand. “It’s something we all share and can identify with.”
This week, on episode 48 of Mzansi’s favourite agriculture podcast, Farmer’s Inside Track, we connected with the 34-year-old Manga, the owner and visionary behind the brand.
His journey started just more than two years ago, and his olive oil is already a household staple in homes all over Mzansi.
When asked if he has any secret to success that he can share with other South Africans, this is what Manga had to say, “There is no secret to success, there is a system to success. This comprises of hard work, talent, grit, going beyond and above the working hours, self-discipline and good character.”
Learn more about Manga’s journey by listening to this week’s Farmer’s Inside Track or by reading here: Spreading the spirit of Ubuntu through olive oil.
In the agripreneurship slot on this week’s episode Nico Groenewald, head of agribusiness at Standard Bank, emphasised the importance of knowing the link between your business’s lifecycle and its structure.
Content creator and cookbook author, Ingrid Jones shared her secret to a perfect home-cooked South African meal in our Mzansi flavour segment. The tip? Using spice to your advantage, especially masala curry spice. We also received an empowering tip from nutritionist Andrea Du Plessis.
At some point in our lives we’ve all asked ourselves, “How can I find and follow my true calling?” At the top of our reading list this week is The Crossroads Between Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Ella Luna.
Luna frames this question we ask ourselves as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire.
This week Dr Johny van der Merwe, agri economist and weekly AMT Fresh Produce Outlook contributor, highlighted the latest price movements and expectations for the coming week.
“The long, cold winter had a significant impact on major vegetables. The best example of this is the potato market that is currently experiencing record-high prices,” van der Merwe said. So that might explain why your potatoes are suddenly so expensive.
Farmer’s Inside Track is proudly brought to you by Food For Mzansi. The show, ranking high-up on South Africa’s weekly podcast charts, is hosted by Dawn Noemdoe and Duncan Masiwa. It promises to bring you up to speed with the latest movements in the fascinating world of farming and agriculture.
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