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‘Have something to offer when sourcing funding,’ advises Eastern Cape farmer

The key to obtaining finance for an agri start-up lies in having a clear business plan and not approaching institutions unprepared, advises 28-year-old crop...

‘Just start, stop waiting for the perfect moment to come’

“I was able to start my business because I stopped dreaming about starting one. Instead, I made it happen,” says Thabani Dube. From his Umlazi...

‘Ma Joye’ is officially Africa’s most influential woman in agri

Social entrepreneur Nonhlanhla Joye won’t rest until hunger is no more. Her success echoes across the continent after recently being acknowledged as continental winner...

He started believing in himself, then chased his childhood dream

When Seabi Maleka grew tired of building the agricultural visions of others with his skills and qualifications, it was not because he was self-centred....

Farming is his family’s life saver, but also his biggest dream

While 20-year-old Nkosinathi Makamela’s classmates from the University of Fort Hare were stressing about exams he was faced with a harsh reality that threatened...

‘If you want to grow, stop farming like your forefathers’

For Dikabelo Petrose (31), farming is more than just about having ownership of cattle or cultivating crops on a field. For him it is...

‘Find a market before planting any seeds,’ advises lemon farmer

At 05:00 every morning on a farm in Paarl in the Western Cape, lemon farmer Wayne Mansfield wakes up to pray with his wife....

Record-keeping ‘eliminates guesswork in farming’

For many farmers, the way to increasing their odds of building a successful and sustainable farming business, lies in quality and quantity. But for...

Resilient young farmer refuses to succumb to defeat

The adage “the farmer has to be an optimist, or she wouldn’t still be a farmer” suits 24-year old vegetable farmer Delisile Mazibuko’s farming...

For this young, Eastern Cape farmer mistakes are valuable

“Agriculture is a great industry, I love this industry, but it should never be considered a walk in the park,” says 23-year-old farmer Masimbonge...

Must Read

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...