2016 KZN Female Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

Here are the winners:

Siphiwe Khubisa (middle) of Intathakusa Co-operative in the Nkwalini Valley, is KZN’s Best Female Farmworker 2016. She received a cheque for R50 000 from KZN DARD MEC, Themba Mthembu (left) and KZN DARD head of department, Dr Simphiwe Mkhize (right). (Photo courtesy of Mbuyiselo Ndlovu/KZN DARD)

Ntombifikile Ngaleka (middle), of Ngaleka Enterprise in the Margate area is KZN’s Best Female Subsistence Farmer 2016. She received a cheque for R75 000 from KZN DARD MEC, Themba Mthembu (left), and KZN DARD head of department, Dr Simphiwe Mkhize (right). (Photo by Lloyd Phillips)

Hlengiwe Mtshali (middle), director of Tshalos Enterprises, Makhathini Flats, is KZN’s Best Female Smallholder Farmer 2016. She received a cheque for R125 000 from KZN DARD MEC, Themba Mthembu (left), and KZN DARD head of department, Dr Simphiwe Mkhize (right). (Photo courtesy of Mbuyiselo Ndlovu/KZN DARD)


Nomqondiso Mbalo (middle), director of Simba Mabhele Farm in the Marburg area, is KZN’s Best Female Commercial Farmer 2016. She received a cheque for R125 000 from KZN DARD MEC, Themba Mthembu (left), and KZN DARD head of department, Dr Simphiwe Mkhize (right). (Photo by Lloyd Phillips)


Yajna Birjanund (middle), director Yajmay Fresh Produce in Durban, is KZN’s Best Female Agro-Processor 2016. She received a cheque for R125 000 from KZN DARD MEC, Themba Mthembu (left), and KZN DARD head of department, Dr Simphiwe Mkhize (right). (Photo courtesy of Mbuyiselo Ndlovu/KZN DARD)