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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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African Farming is an agricultural TV programme aimed at educating and inspiring black farmers, who want to become commercially successful and wish to invest in future generations.

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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Money makes the world go round

Money makes the world go round

Trading off the back of his bakkie in the former homeland of Ciskei taught Aviwe Gxotiwe to respect the work ethic and business skills of immigrant Somali and Pakistani businesspeople. Today he applies the same principles in his own business – the 2 300ha lucerne and sheep farm Soutvleij in the Somerset East district of the Eastern Cape.

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Good relationships lead to new ideas

Good relationships lead to new ideas

Aviwe Gxotiwe, an award-winning farmer in the Eastern Cape, has a go-getter attitude. He believes in pushing himself to new heights – mediocre is not an option. Lindiwe Sithole, host of African Farming Season 2, gets to experience his infectious passion for business first-hand as she talks to him about his big dreams for the farm Soutvlei.

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Put your plans in place to go big

Put your plans in place to go big

Lindiwe Sithole, host of African Farming Season 2, travels to the Eastern Cape, where she is impressed by the large farming enterprise that Mandla and Johnston Mandlendoda have built up. These two brothers understand what it takes to collaborate. “Luckily we grew up together and did everything together from a young age,” Mandla says.

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How to get record yields

How to get record yields

Want to shoot out the lights with your maize, sunflower or soya crop? African Farming spoke to Johan Meyer from Hartbeesfontein in North West, the winner of the Grow for Gold competition, to hear how this maize and sunflower farmer managed to achieve a record sunflower yield of 4.4t/ha.

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Money makes the world go round

Money makes the world go round

Trading off the back of his bakkie in the former homeland of Ciskei taught Aviwe Gxotiwe to respect the work ethic and business skills of immigrant Somali and Pakistani businesspeople. Today he applies the same principles in his own business – the 2 300ha lucerne and sheep farm Soutvleij in the Somerset East district of the Eastern Cape.

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Dare to Dream – Abel Naphtaly

Dare to Dream – Abel Naphtaly

In 2002, farming veteran Abel Naphtaly found his way back to agriculture by accident while searching for a slaughter ox when his successful security company celebrated 10 years in business. The purchase not only renewed his love of farming, it also sparked a new flame – he has since developed a passion for the Santa Gertrudis cattle breed. He shared his story with Peter Mashala.

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Inspired to succeed – Dineo Mokgoshi

Inspired to succeed – Dineo Mokgoshi

Dineo Mokgoshi was looking for an opportunity to invest her money in a business that would offer good returns. She never would have imagined a future as a full­time farmer – until she was inspired by the story of a woman farmer who rose to the challenge and achieved great success in the world of agriculture. Dineo shares her own transformational journey with African Farming.

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