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‘Being black, young, female and the boss requires a thick skin’

Amidst the fresh dairy air and cow dung of a mega Eastern Cape dairy farm, you will find Sinokuphile Kekezwa dreaming that one day...

Tsaone channels nurturing spirit to care for her livestock

The relationship between a farmer and their livestock is almost sacred, believes 22-year-old Tsaone Gaseitshubelwe. Along with her father, Tebogonyane (53) and three brothers,...

Ditsebe serving black girl wine magic, one glass at a time

Let’s be real. If you’re thinking about the typical profile of a South African wine farmer, you’re probably not imagining someone named Tebogo Ditsebe....

Young coffee roaster plans to uplift smallholder farmers in Mzansi and Africa

At the beginning of 2007, Mhlengi Ngcobo was just another happy 13-year-old boy playing with his friends after school. Then suddenly he started getting...

Spreading the spirit of Ubuntu through olive oil

These days, many people refer to Loyiso Manga as the new face of South African olive oil. But, truth be told, his journey to...

‘Farming brothers’ breaking stereotypes

It’s true that you can’t choose your family, but these three Mzansi farmers beg to differ.  Brothers Buchule Jack and Buzwe Pama run a successful farming business in the Free State alongside their friend...

Mother’s death opens new doors for butternut farmer

On a piece of communal land about the size of three soccer fields in Limpopo, a humble Arthur Matlala can be found farming butternuts....

Firefighting farmer is building a legacy for his sons

What started as a small vegetable patch in Limpopo-born firefighter Raymond Monyela's garden has boomed into a six-hectare enterprise supplying major supermarkets in Polokwane. Spurred...

From traffic officer to successful game farmer

Just like his favourite animal – the sable antelope, which he describes as humble – Xolile Dasheka also had humble beginnings. The only thing...

Mushroom farmer works to make other families self-sustaining

When she was a little girl, Yolandi Joubert’s mother used to collect mushrooms in the veld with her grandmother on their family farm in...

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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...