Agri Empowerment

Eastern Cape empowerment project’s R1,5m pineapple crop

An old Eastern Cape pineapple farm has been revitalised to provide job opportunities for the lo...

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ARC’s top emerging beef farmer beats the odds

Tembeka Mbeshu, the 2016 Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) Emerging Beef Farmer of the Ye...

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KZN community fights poverty through forestry project

A total of 7 000ha was transferred to the Mabandla community in Kwazulu-Natal as part of govern...

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Cost comparisons of various heating systems

There are many aspects to consider before deciding to invest in a particular water heating syst...

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Growing a valuable pecan nut orchard

South Africa is well-suited for pecan nut production, but certain factors will determine the va...

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Eskom power lines and you – Part 2

Eskom has the right to enter your property at any time. Gerhard Uys spoke to Eskom’s Arthur S...

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Eskom power lines and you – Part 1

Eskom has the right to enter your property at any time to build or fix power lines. Gerhard Uys...

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Winning with wool – a top communal farmer’s story

Award-winning farmer, Goodman Ginyigazi, farms over 260 Merino sheep in the rural area of Agnes...

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Animal health project assists rural farmers

The Donald Woods Foundation (DWF) is working closely with subsistence and small- scale farmers ...

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City girl takes on Simmentaler and sheep farming

Although Zandile Cewu grew up on a farm in the former Transkei, she never imagined she would be...

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Goats revive rural farming project

A rural development project aimed at empowering female farmers is reaching new levels of succes...

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Success through diversity

While large farming operations appear to be growing bigger, smaller-scale farmers are becoming ...

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SA agriculture sector remains in recession

Recent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data points to a negative growth of a seasonally adjusted an...