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Innovative private land reform initiative is going national

Partners in Agri Land Solutions (PALS), an innovative private land reform initiative that helps starter and subsistence farmers, has extended nationally. The programme has been upskilling...

‘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...

‘Advance cannabis regulatory framework to boost agri in 2021’

The growth prospects in Mzansi’s agriculture sector for 2021 are looking positive, predicts Dr John Purchase, chief executive of the Agricultural Business Chamber of...

Didiza announces urgent financial support for struggling farmers

More than 75 000 up-and-coming farmers are set to benefit from the Presidential Employment Stimulus initiative announced by Thoko Didiza, the minister of agriculture, land...

Disabled former farm worker calls for more inclusive agri sector

As the world celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a leading disability and women’s rights activist, Dr Marlene le Roux, pleads for greater...

From NSFAS to two agri-businesses and an upcoming PhD

Tumisang Ben Matshogo is a North West farmer who has always had his eyes forward and his mind focussed and ready to take on...

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COVID-19

Liquor industry ‘unfairly labelled as covid-19 problem child’

The alcohol industry is foaming at the mouth over government’s decision to, once again, ban liquor sales in a bid to curb the covid-19...

AFASA pleads with farmers to honour covid-19 regulations

The African Farmers’ Association of South Africa says it felt pres. Cyril Ramaphosa’s “frustration and deep pain” when he announced stringent new measures amid...

Agri SA: ‘Don’t embarrass us with animal vaccine conspiracies’

South Africa’s leading farmers’ organisation, Agri SA, has called on the nation to unite behind the thousands of exhausted healthcare workers who are still...

Farmers warned: ‘Ivermectin will kill you before covid-19 does’

An over-the-counter horse dewormer that is being portrayed on farmers’ groups as a miracle cure for covid-19 is not only prohibited for use in...

Covid-19: Can you lose your job if you party without a mask?

So, we all have a colleague who’s living their best lives despite the covid-19 restrictions and repeated calls to be more cautious amid the...

5 things you should know about new covid-19 variant

Let’s keep it plain and simple. Last night, our minister of health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, flanked by two top scientists, made a pretty scary...

LIFESTYLE

In Mzansi ‘Festive’ is a lifestyle, not a season

If you are like me, and you are in awe of the cheery festive decorations in malls and fascinated by the delectable displays of...

Sebastian Newman always knew his future would be filled with food

A sweet Sunday obsession in the kitchen turned out to be the stepping stone for Sebastian Newman’s skyrocketing culinary career. The 23-year-old chef, food...

RECIPE: Braised short rib, pap discs and salsa with chakalaka purée

Leigh-Ann Modise is taking the culinary industry by storm. At 22, she has cooked for the Ambassador of France to South Africa and has...

RECIPE: The Healthy Big South African Breakfast

Ulla Pakendorf-Loubser, who is also a health coach, took us all the way to the farm with a healthy South African farmstyle breakfast of...

Christmas gifting: Think outside of the bottle

Mzansi, it is no secret that things are a little different this year. The covid-19 pandemic is peaking again and for many traditional end-of-year...

How to wash fruit, veggies to safeguard them from virus

If you’re not already washing your fresh fruit and vegetables before consumption, you have got a problem. Two health experts, Andrea du Plessis and...

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FLATTEN THE CURVE

Here’s the best way to keep up to date with the latest, most reliable data on South Africa’s covid-19 tests, infections, recoveries and deaths.

MZANSI RECIPES

7 tips for a legendary New Year’s braai

Whether you are in the suburbs or the Kasi, the tradition of braaing over New Year's cuts across every divide. Summer is here and...

‘Tis the season to get baking with your kids

Running out of creative ideas on what to do with the kids over the festive season? Why not tantalise their taste buds and put those...

5 great ideas to zoosh up chicken dishes

Have you ever in the history of humanity heard someone allude to the fact that there was “too much” chicken on the festive party...

MZANSI FLAVOUR

Have a merry, covid Christmas with tips from Mzansi’s foodies

Is it just us or is it a little difficult to get into the swing of the holidays this year? We are amid the second...

Rushed gift from forgetful hubby creates a new culinary star

Creating and sharing a dish with the people you love is one of the most fundamental concepts of human survival, believes renowned cookbook author,...

Why live in a box? Student and caterer Basi shares insights and tips

Living on a student budget does not necessarily mean survival on only 2 minute noodles, says aspiring chef and home cook, Basetsana Duiker (19). Yes,...

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Things you didn’t know about sunflowers

We all know that sunflowers are considered to be a “happy flower”. A bright sunflower bouquet is the easiest way to chase the clouds away....

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OUR STORY

WHAT WE DO Saluting the unsung heroes. The next time you eat a hamburger or drink a beer, remember that the food you eat and the...

The story of an atypical farmer driven by purpose

Charles Back had an unusual response to a farm attack that almost killed him. Unusual because he refused to let it start a race-based...

Agricultural training for emerging farmers

The issue of land ownership has reached a boiling point with many South Africans now using “Give back the land” as a mantra to...

‘Let’s debunk the myth that black people can’t farm’

It’s a myth that black people cannot farm, says Nono Sekhoto, the Youth Chairperson of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa). This...

From ‘dispatch guy’ to director after chance convo

Meet Themba Kumatana. Less than a decade ago he was a trolley-pushing “dispatch guy” on a wine farm. Now he is the co-owner of...

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Ramaphosa makes dramatic U-turn on wine sales

Cyril Ramaphosa, please keep your word. This is the plea of wine lovers who are questioning why wine tastings and sales at wineries are...

Here’s the official lockdown permit for essential services

This article contains a link to the official permit farmers and their workers will have to carry with them during the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown...

He’s only 19, but already a successful livestock farmer

“Farming is in me, it runs in my blood and my veins. I am a farmer by birth,” confidently declares Thabo Dithakgwe (19), one...

Government ‘kicks 80-year-old farmer in the teeth’

For 80-year-old farmer David Rakgase government’s decision to include his farm on a widely publicised list of 896 state farms that are up for...