Concrete beehives empower smallholder farmers AND save bees

When industrial design student Ivan Brown from the University of Johannesburg had to choose a topic for his Master’s Degree, he was looking for ways improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The outcome, the Beegin project, provides a tool for smallholder and urban farmers to increase their income, as well…

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Farmer produces diesel from plastic

This dairy and beef farmer from Vereeniging in Midvaal, Gauteng, uses a simple, homemade apparatus to make cheap diesel from old plastic. The numbers rapidly ticking over on the petrol or diesel pump when you fill up your pick-up truck or tractor is enough to give anyone ulcers. Meinhard Peters,…

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Feeding and drinking trough solutions

Always on the lookout for ways to limit expenses, to simplify labour and to run his friend's farm profitably, Gawie Stoltz has perfected a method of turning old tyres inside out and repurposing them as feeding troughs. He also devised a smart way to clean livestock drinking troughs. A feeding…

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Feeding and drinking trough solutions
Gawie Stoltz has perfected a method of turning old tyres inside out and repurposing them as feeding troughs.

Feeding and drinking trough solutions

Always on the lookout for ways to limit expenses, to simplify labour and to run his friend's farm profitably, Gawie Stoltz has perfected a method of turning old tyres inside out and repurposing them as feeding troughs. He also devised a smart way to clean livestock drinking troughs. A feeding…

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Feeding and drinking trough solutions
Gawie Stoltz has perfected a method of turning old tyres inside out and repurposing them as feeding troughs.

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