A bittersweet childhood memory turned into seven years of an inspiring and challenging journey.
Human settlement and lack of accountability threaten the availability of land in Kgabalatsane.
It took three deaths before a North West municipality prioritised an ongoing issue. It was solved in a day.

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Kruger National Park remains the hardest hit by rhino poachers. No fewer than 351 animals have been killed in the park since the beginning of the year.
AgriSA has compiled a memorandum listing the 10 most important issues affecting agriculture.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Senzeni Zokwana has reportedly decided to settle in a legal matter brought by the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) and its...
An increase of 81c/l in the price of petrol from next Wednesday was announced by the Department of Energy.
The North West provincial government valued the significant role women farmers played in the economy of the province, according to Supra Mahumapelo, North West premier.
The private sector in KwaZulu-Natal should work with the provincial department of agriculture and rural development to help black farmers transform their farming enterprises from small- to large-scale commercial production,...
The Jagpan Vernootskap Boerdery is a mentorship programme that's successfully partnered four emerging farmers in a Dorper sheep enterprise that's won many awards. But Jagpan's farming future isn't secure, because...
The Mozambique government has committed itself to unlocking the enormous agricultural potential of the Beira corridor, but progress has been slow – and costly.
Diversifying a farming operation by adding a high-income niche crop is an effective way to utilise a small piece of spare land. Lindi Botha looks at four products that are...
On 8 March, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day, and the role of women in agriculture is particularly evident at Temaretha Piggery. Excellence can be seen in each aspect...
De Kock Boerdery’s award-winning farm worker choirs have been the saving grace for many of the singers. Choir leaders Elsie Oliphant and Willem Krotz told Denene Erasmus how singing in...
As it made way for the sprawling croplands of the Western Cape, renosterveld became synonymous with agricultural non-productivity, earning itself names like uitvalgrond. But, as Odette Curtis writes, this shrinking...
My all-time personal favourite breakfast is a couple of lamb chops, slightly rare, with two fried eggs. This combination of flavours and aromas has taken my breakfasts in a whole...
So you’re somewhere in the Bronx and a big deal is going down with your fellow mafiosi. Never mind the details. The big issue is: what are you eating? The...
I recently received a call from Angela, inviting me to attend a site meeting in a Durban suburb to discuss the design of two cottages on her property for possible...
There are numerous agritourism ideas out there – and many ways of generating income from visitors.
Dear Jonno At long last, we are now preparing to build a house on our game farm near Modimolle. Thank you for the drawings, they are almost perfect. However there...
Welcome to the unexpected all over again. Is this combination of extraordinary ingredients fusion cuisine at its best? Or just another good way to test the limits with a meal...
Belgium's Herbots brothers are regarded as some of the world's top breeders, thanks to the performances of their remarkable birds, National 1 and The Leverige, writes Thomas Smit.
Food proteins that can't be broken down by microbes are passed down to the duodenum and digested enzymatically. Malcolm Stewart-Burger examines these undegradable proteins and how they are absorbed.
A horse can become very stressed and difficult to ride at shows, especially if it is on a high energy diet and not getting enough exercise, cautions Dr Mac.
This is one of the quickest ways to identify a horse. Just make sure you use transponders and readers that comply with international norms, warns Dr Mac.
Introduction and summary of diseases and other conditions during August 2013.
The Nagenoeg Polled Hereford Stud was established by Gerhard Botha and his father, Manie, on their family farm near Barkly East in 1975, but by the 1990s only commercial animals...
在南非,这是一个相对较新的害虫cabbage. The western flower thrip is the problem and apparently was accidentally introduced from the US in chrysanthemum cuttings. It...
I recently made my third visit to the relatively new Mooketsi Regional Market north-east of Polokwane in Limpopo, and came away almost in awe.
First, the bad news: if you are starting a small vegetable farm, you will have to wait several years before nutrient recycling takes place in the soil.
I’ve often written in this column about how stimulating the fresh produce sector can be.
The 2018 Toyota South Africa New Harvest competition winner, Whernit Dirks, formerly worked as a general labourer on a farm in Piketberg. Today he farms wheat, barley, oats, rooibos and...
I’m sure most readers find it perplexing if the management of a business spends precious money on ‘beautification’ when the basic infrastructure is crumbling into non-existence.
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