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Agri-worker goes from retrenchment to award-winning entrepreneur

When Eugene Simons was retrenched in 2004, along with her husband who worked at the same organic farm, all she thought about was her...

Khoesan descendants produce highest quality rooibos

Tucked away in the magnificent Cederberg Mountain Range in the Western Cape hides one of Mzansi’s oldest and most historic villages – Wupperthal. The...

20-year-old farmer took on a man’s job, and loved it

Imagine waking up one morning and being told by your father that he’s appointing you as foreman over your family’s vegetable farm. You just...

Small-scale farmer support programme gives rural farmers a second chance

In South Africa, there are approximately two million small-scale or household farmers. Most of these farmers are in rural areas and are isolated from...

We’ve moved from pap to umdoko, says KwaZulu-Natal small scale farmer

“We have moved on from pap. We also bake bread and my children showed me how make a kind of a flat cake –...

Hard work pays off for champion agriworker

If you saw him on a tractor ploughing the fields or harvesting grapes his life may seem ordinary. But Christie Davids has beaten the...

From household chore to successful agribusiness

“Farming was part of a long list of chores we had to do growing up. We had no idea that what started out as...

KZN child herders now play key role in livestock and animal health

For the past 44 years Mdukatshani, a non-profit organisation, has been working with women and youth in Weenen and Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal. In these...

He has the heart and hands of a farmer with the mind of an entrepreneur

For Max Ndamane, 2004 was a nightmare year. He lives in Richmond in the Northern Cape Karoo, a small town alongside the N1. Up...

Tobacco farming changed 89-year-old Mazosiwe’s life

Every morning the soon to be 90-year-old tobacco farmer Nokamile Mazosiwe steps barefoot onto the piece of land she nurtures in Ngcobo in the...

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Salt wars: Sodium, be you friend or foe?

Have you noticed how some people instinctively add salt to their food without even tasting it? Salt has been in use long before the beginning...

Liewe Lulu: ‘I love him, but can I forgive him?’

Miserable and confused from Graaf-Reinet in the Eastern Cape writes Liewe Lulu My husband of 37 years has cheated on me. Together we built a thriving 200-hectare...

A beginner’s guide on how to meal prep like a pro

Let’s face it, the routine of coming home (or logging out) from work, making dinner, eating the fruits of your labour then cleaning up...

New body: 10 no-fuss ways to transform in 2021

And so, we have made it to 2021, we are in a panic and a frenzy looking for ways we can get rid of...

Liewe Lulu: Could it be time to call it quits?

A besotted but frazzled lover from Hartswater in the Northern Cape writes… Liewe Lulu Where to begin... So, I am a 37-year-old woman dating a younger man...