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Chris Isted

A livestock farmer’s thriving rural Wi-Fi network

Many isolated regions in South Africa struggle with unreliable Internet access. To solve the problem in his area, Barkly East livestock farmer, Chris Isted, built his own wireless network, and...
Karoo cheesery’s big plans for the community

Karoo cheesery’s big plans for the community

Dean Lategan and Ashley-Ann May of Latana Cheese near Oudshoorn have been producing boutique cheeses since 2012. Now the two are planning to expand production into goats’ milk cheese, while...
Dr Theo de Jager

Dr Theo de Jager – speaking out for the world’s farmers

Newly elected president of the World Farmers’ Organisation, Dr Theo de Jager, is no novice when it comes to advocating on behalf of farmers at international level. He spoke to...
Advice for aspiring women farmers

Advice for aspiring women farmers

Women who venture into farming on their own, or in partnerships with their husbands, have to remember certain basic principles to be successful.
Linda Zwane, empowering women farmers in Mpumalanga

Linda Zwane, empowering women farmers in Mpumalanga

Linda Zwane, a livestock farmer in Mpumalanga, made it his business to introduce 120 young, black women to livestock husbandry on his farm, as well as mentor those that requested...
The benefits of choosing a career in agri - Nono Sekhoto

The benefits of choosing a career in agri – Nono Sekhoto

Thirty-five-year-old, Nono Sekhoto, joined her father’s farming operation, Makolobane Farmers Enterprises near Senekal, in 2011. Realising the importance of being part of a network, she joined the African Farmers’ Association...
Anton Alexander, 2016 Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker of the Year,

Curiosity: winning secret of a top agri worker

Anton Alexander, 2016 Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker of the Year, started working as a general worker and rose through the ranks to become a human resources officer on Ouwerf...
Hluhluwe farmers assist community in crisis

Hluhluwe farmers assist community in crisis

In response to the devastating drought in their area, a group of Hluhluwe commercial farmers has exemplified the spirit of ubuntu by assisting communal farmers.
Lesedi Day care

A learning environment for farmworkers’ children

Lesedi Day Care was established by Katlego Sitrus to provide a safe and nurturing environment for farmworkers’ children. Wilma den Hartigh visited the farm school near Marble Hall.
the Fletcher family farm,

Soldier, sportsman and legendary farmer

Neville Fletcher of Cathcart in the Eastern Cape is an extraordinary man. A war veteran who saw action in the fierce Italian campaign, he returned to South Africa to enjoy...
Farmers assist students with practical training

Farmers assist students with practical training

Walter Gouveia and Kobus Schoeman believe it is up to younger farmers to break the mould of conventional farming practices and stereotypes and farm sustainably for the future. They now...
land-reform

Finding a way forward for land reform in South Africa

More than two decades into South Africa’s democracy, progress in righting the wrongs of land ownership patterns established by the Natives Land Act of 1913, has been dismally slow. Moreover,...
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