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It Takes a Village

‘Start with what you have,’ advises founder of poultry stokvel

For new era poultry farmer Ellen Mokau (35) collaboration is the key to unlocking incredible power within the agricultural sector. Through an “unusual” stokvel, Mokau...

Campaign to help 2500 struggling households plant home gardens

The International Medical Services for Health South Africa (INMED SA) is helping 2500 struggling households in South Africa to plant their own backyard gardens by providing them with free seeds, training and assistance...

Malnutrition is ‘a silent war without weapons’

The power to overcome the crisis of hunger lies in the acceleration of agricultural productivity in rural and township communities, military veteran Steven Barnard...

Dreamers take hands to turn dump into food garden

It is six in the morning and the wind feels like it has a personal vendetta against four men who are braving the cold...

No more ‘poverty food’ – African vegetables are the next big thing

South Africa’s indigenous food heritage has huge social and commercial potential, but it will require a “food revolution” involving chefs, farmers, researchers and government...

Chefs with Compassion: Turning waste into wholesome meals

An alliance of local and global organisations backed by 300 chefs, restaurant owners and volunteers have stepped to the fore to battle the immediate...

Eco-warriors grow food at public pool

Two eco-warriors from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal are using unconventional spaces to grow food. Delwyn Pillay (36) and Sean Kuryschuk (29) believe breaking agricultural norms...

Retiree helps women grow food for their families

A chance encounter 18 years ago has changed the lives of hundreds of people living in Mzamomhle, a township on the outskirts of Gonubie...

Backyard gardeners tackle hunger and unemployment head-on

In Avian Park, a small community just outside of Worcester in the Western Cape, residents are tackling food scarcity and unemployment head on. The...

Former banker champions organic food to give Mother Nature a break

The toll that is taken on the environment to grow Mzansi’s food has inspired a former Johannesburg banker to utilize her “green thumbs” and...

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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...