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Rooiproppie and papsak: Can minimum pricing curb alcohol misuse?

Wine industry body Vinpro is in deliberations with the wine industry and the government to find the best possible solutions to address the problems...

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...

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...

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...

‘Fix broken food system to address child stunting in SA’

Food For Mzansi’s Sinesipho Tom chats to Dr Marc Wegerif, a lecturer in development studies at the University of Pretoria. He has done extensive...

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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

The 5 best alternatives for meat

Self-proclaimed meat-lover and owner of Abundance Wholesome Foods, Siyabonga Mngoma looks into whole foods as a substitute for meat. She looks at veggies like...

RECIPE: Oh, my gnocchi!

Let the spring times roll as you usher in the new season with a challenge and try out Eatourial chef Karabo Benevolent Leeuw’s recipe...

Win a R500 summer hamper with these yummy mocktails!

Long, lazy summer days are here, and magical moments are made when family comes together, the sun is shining and there are ice cold...

Is it wrong to put ice cubes in wine? A winemaker says no!

As part of Food for Mzansi’s ongoing “21 faces of summer” we sit down and chat to the best winemakers in Mzansi in order...

Popcorn producers positive about the future

Nothing tickles your taste buds like freshly popped popcorn. Its fresh and tantalizing smell attracts you from afar and a movie night isn’t a...

Traditional food ‘has a story to tell’

Chef Farzana Alvarado believes that every traditional dish has a rich history with a story to tell “about its origin, how it’s prepared 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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LATEST ARTICLES

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...

The 5 best alternatives for meat

Self-proclaimed meat-lover and owner of Abundance Wholesome Foods, Siyabonga Mngoma looks into whole foods as a substitute for meat. She looks at veggies like...

Festive gift leaves elderly farmer at a loss for words

When David Rakgase (80) first learnt that he would sign the dotted line on a document making him the official owner of the Nooitgedacht...

Here’s the lowdown on tougher covid-19 restrictions

“We have simply let our guard down,” said pres. Cyril Ramaphosa during a teary-eyed address to the nation last night to announce tougher coronavirus...

‘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...

Veggie garden brings healing to psychiatric patients

Tucked away behind one of the major psychiatric hospitals in the Western Cape, Lentegeur Hospital, buds a thriving vegetable garden. The garden aids in the...

Former herdboy now employs 20

From a herdboy in the fields near Heilbron in the Free State to an entrepreneur focusing on farm infrastructure maintenance and provision in the...

Meet the Gugs queen who started 8 veggie gardens

On the outskirts of the Mother City lies Gugulethu, one of the oldest townships with just shy of 100 000 residents. One of them is...

Why Tsotetsi sacrificed it all to honour his late father’s legacy

It was exactly 11 years ago when Petrus Ranko Tsotetsi made the sacrifice to quit his job, leave his family and move about 349...

‘Build on goodwill between traditional authorities and agriculture’

As the year draws to a close, it is worthwhile to reflect on one of the biggest highlights of 2020 in land reform. Geoff...

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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...