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From cattle to sheep, from goats to game, and from vegetables to fruit, Lindiwe will be taking this popular shows’ almost half a million viewers on an extraordinary tour of black farming excellence.With many years as a lifestyle television presenter and producer at eNCA under her belt, Lindiwe is no stranger to the limelight, having interviewed scores of top celebrities over the years, including Tyler Perry, Usain Bolt, David Beckham, Black Coffee, Caster Semenya and even President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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To learn about our best African farmers and to find out how you could become one of them, watch African Farming on Thursdays at 18:30 on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) and get a copy of the free monthly magazine.

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Dirty wool can cost you dearly

Dirty wool can cost you dearly

A untidy shearing shed is the reason why plastics, twine or even wire end up in wool bales. This not only seriously damages the reputation of a valuable South African farming export, it can also result in huge claims against buyers, processors and you, the farmer – specially if it can be traced back to your farm. Here’s how to avoid this problem.

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Ask the vet: Bluetongue in sheep

Ask the vet: Bluetongue in sheep

Bluetongue is one of the most economically important diseases in sheep, especially in nonindigenous wool and mutton breeds. It is a notifiable disease in terms of the South African Animal Diseases Act, Act 35 of 1984. This means outbreaks of bluetongue have to be reported to veterinary authourities, even if there is only a suspicion of the disease.

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Manpower puts Maria on highway to success

Manpower puts Maria on highway to success

Not that long ago, Maria Tswayi ran a few cattle on communal land in Masilonyana village near Theunissen in the Free State. Today, with the help of fellow black farmers and the Sernick Group, Maria is an award-winning farmer well on her way to commercial success. She tells Peter Mashala how hard work and consistent effort got her to the top of her group.

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Farming with no excuses

Farming with no excuses

Sibusiso ‘Sbu’ Mogale, a former paralympian turned farmer, produces poultry and vegetables in his home village of eNgodini near White River in Mpumalanga. He talks to African Farming’s Peter Mashala about the legacy of plant knowledge his grandmother left him and about overcoming physical challenges to live your best life.

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A land legacy transformed

A land legacy transformed

Thabitha Chauke dropped out of university in 2002 to answer what she believed was a call from her late father to work the family plot. Years of hardship followed before Thabitha built her business, Amokelani Farm, to what it is today – a thriving commercial tomato growing operation that supplies the local market as well as international buyers from Botswana and Mozambique. In 2018 her ability was recognised when she was named the top female producer in the Waterberg district and the Lephalale municipality. Peter Mashala caught up with her to find out more.

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