It’s February, and the country has enjoyed great summer rains after almost a decade of dry summers. But while it is a blessing, much rain also presents farmers with unique challenges. African Farming went to find out what our farmers are busy with during this wet month.
It’s one of the most prestigious awards in farming, won by some of the best cattle farmers this country has ever seen, and in 2016 history was made when Klein Gasekoma from Reivilo in the North West province became the first black farmer to win the coveted award of commercial…
Desperate to provide for her baby girl, Welile Gumede threw herself into the foreign world of tunnel farming. Not only has she succeeded in creating her own bustling economy, she’s also breathing new hope into neighbouring communities, writes Robyn Joubert.
Soaring over Winterveldt during a flying lesson, Kobela Mokgohloa, a qualified small aircraft pilot, was fascinated by the sight of vast tracts of land – including a plot owned by his family! – lying fallow while the communities living there suffered social ills such as high unemployment and crime. African Farming learnt how this experience inspired him to ditch flying for farming.