Flying over a plot of land that had been in the family for three generations was all it took for pilot Kobela Mokgohloa to hang up his pilot’s wings. And so it also happened that Kobela started farming hydroponic cucumbers intensively on the family plot in Winterveldt, north of Pretoria.
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Episode six

 Not bad for a township boy who grew up in Shoshanguve and taught himself farming by reading books from his local library. Today this young farmer farms a staggering 65 greenhouses, and as one of the few black cucumber producers in the country, he faces the same struggles as any commercial farmer. Among these challenges is the accessing of water rights that will allow him to expand his business. And when the stress gets too much, there are always his beautiful French Limousin cattle he can spend time with to unwind! Don’t miss Kobela’s story of impressive technical success on 5 November at 18:30on Mzansi Wethu (Channel 163 on DSTV).

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