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Teenaged Merino farmer lives up to his bloodline

It takes many South African youngsters years after finishing high school to discover where their true passions and purpose lie. Babalwa Sokupha, on the other...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

‘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...

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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

RECIPE: Roast chicken and vegetables

Old-fashioned roasted chicken is always a good idea for any lunch or dinner menu. Cape Town realtor and home cook Miranda Steduto shares one of her favourites, roasted sticky barbeque...

Taking the lack out of lactose intolerance

A simple bowl of cereal, pies, ice-cream, mac and cheese and umphokoqo. What do all these diverse foods have in common? They all have...

Failure teaches success, says SA’s first black female winemaker

As South Africa’s first black female winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela is a pioneer. She is the winemaker and director of Aslina Wines and has received numerous awards for her wines, including gold...

RECIPE: Carrot Cake

Chef Nonjabulo Nzuza never considered a career in the culinary industry. She was dead set on becoming an electrical engineer, but dropped out when...

Call them walkie talkies or phoenix feet – chicken feet are a healthy treat

South Africa has a distinctive food culture and a world class collection of traditional meals. Biltong, bobotie, gatsby, bunny chow and amagwinya (vetkoek) are...

Electrical engineer finds solace in her kitchen and home garden

Finding solace in gardening never crossed Leshoto Thooe’s mind until she decided to get her hands dirty. To relax from her budding career as an electrical engineer, the 34-year-old spends her downtime cooking and gardening.   RECIPE: Herb-encrusted...

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FLATTEN THE CURVE

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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

A farmer’s (weighty!) Christmas dilemma

Chubby Baby and Struggling from Lehurutshe in North West writes: Liewe Lulu I am a 25-year-old farmer with weight problems. There. i said it. I have...

Merry Christmas, from everyone in agriculture!

There’s a special joy associated with the year-end and we have Christmas to thank for it. We're surrounded by festive decorations and treats, and...

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...

Potatoes SA brings Christmas cheer to Alexandra orphans

Concerned about the effect covid-19 was having on 22 parentless children at a centre in Gauteng’s Alexandra township, Potatoes South Africa and various friends...

Celeb chef shares his fave Christmas food memories

We all have that one dish that the festive season just wouldn’t be the same without. You know, that precious food memory that immediately...

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...

Tannie Susan, the cotton queen of the Northern Cape

Meandering through the fluffy cotton fields of a Northern Cape farm you will find the overlapping footsteps of a hardworking woman etched out in...

PhD student develops quality grading system for honeybush tea

Tea lovers recognise a good cup of honeybush tea when they drink it: It has just the right aroma, colour and taste on the...

7 last minute recipes for Christmas lunch

Christmas may only be two days away, but that does not mean you do not have time to prepare a yummy festive feast. Take...

Vilikazi Street grows its own food to feed hungry residents

In the heart of Soweto, lush vegetable gardens are shooting up alongside the pavements of one of Mzansi’s most famous streets, Vilakazi Street. These...

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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...