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In the right place at the right time – Fortune Poto

Fortune Poto, a farmer from Bela-Bela in Limpopo, built up her small-scale piggery from a modest start. The national lockdown restrictions, which have hit many businesses hard, gave her the break she needed and put her in a prime position to grow her venture. Less than a year on, she aims to now become a fully fledged commercial farmer soon!

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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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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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‘Just Start! That’s What I Did.’

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.

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