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Game changer for emerging farmers

Patrick Sekwatlakwatla has played a significant role in the beef sector, introducing and developing new players to mainstream commercial farming, for more than 25 years. He has been instrumental in establishing impactful programmes that help empower emerging farmers in South Africa. Peter Mashala spoke to Patrick, who is also South Africa’s first black cattle judge.

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Farmers spread hope by sharing success stories

It’s the end of the second season of African Farming. Host Lindiwe Sithole says it was a privilege to share the stories featured in Season 2. “Each of the farmers had a unique story to tell and we can learn a valuable lesson from each of them.” In the last episode she travels to Kroonstad to interview Patrick Sekwatlakwatla and Zacharia Matli, a dream team duo farming with cattle and vegetables.

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Reduce risk with diversification

Baby vegetables, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, orchards, small livestock, cattle… The list goes on. Tshepiso Mametja, owner of Maswele Farming in Limpopo, has a lot on her plate but she makes it work. Lindiwe Sithole, host of African Farming Season 2, meets this incredible female farmer who dares to dream big.

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Fill in and win with Elanco!

In partnership with Elanco, African Farming will be running a short survey this month. The purpose of the survey is to ultimately get a better grasp of our market readers so that the publication can, in future, serve them with more relevant information and articles.

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