Out-of-the-box agriculturist sprouts solutions for farming and land

This month Wandile Sihlobo was named Agriculturalist Of The Year by Agricultural Writers SA, which he only mentions casually in passing.

Emerging as a leading voice in the sector, head of agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber Wandile Sihlobo’s award-winning approach to the agricultural economy is born of his immersion in two worlds oft at odds with each other amid the debate on land expropriation.

Out-of-the-box agriculturist sprouts solutions for farming and land
Out-of-the-box agriculturist sprouts solutions for farming and land

Out-of-the-box agriculturist sprouts solutions for farming and land

This month Wandile Sihlobo was named Agriculturalist Of The Year by Agricultural Writers SA, which he only mentions casually in passing.

Imagine SA’s biggest political movements as siblings in a black family

Imagine SA’s biggest political movements as siblings in a black family

A local media personality hilariously characterises most of SA’s political movements as family members in a black family, and the result is hilarious.
The Border War veterans who fell through the cracks of reconciliation

The Border War veterans who fell through the cracks of reconciliation

’32 Battalion raped our women. They killed our brothers and sisters. It’s painful living with the legacy of their oppression.’
Ray Mordt: The unstoppable Bok

Ray Mordt: The unstoppable Bok

‘I never liked swerving away from the cover defence … I preferred to cut inside and keep the ball alive. Other than that, I’d run over or through them.’
Tattoos still taboo in Japan, Rugby World Cup players told

Tattoos still taboo in Japan, Rugby World Cup players told

Tattoos in Japan have been linked with criminality since the Edo Period and are now associated with members of Yakuza crime syndicates.
Pomfret, possibly the most depressing town in SA

Pomfret, possibly the most depressing town in SA

32 Battalion veterans from Angola have been left in limbo in this forgotten military town as the 3,000 Portuguese-speaking residents face an uncertain future.
How US war on drugs helped fight African wildlife poaching and corruption

How US war on drugs helped fight African wildlife poaching and corruption

There are two unique twists to the fall of Kenya’s most famous organised crime family, accused by the DEA of being major heroin and methamphetamine dealers.
Don’t tell me what to paint – Falko One

Don’t tell me what to paint – Falko One

The street artist paints elephants to stay away from ‘f***ing politics’ and ‘poverty porn’ after ‘witchcraft’ and serendipity colluded to set him on his path.
Brenda Kali, seeking to make companies more conscious

Brenda Kali, seeking to make companies more conscious

This inspiring woman plans to make upliftment a benchmark of business.
Man’s murder conviction overturned after he spends 12 years in prison

Man’s murder conviction overturned after he spends 12 years in prison

Samuel Nndwambi and other victims of miscarriages of justice say they will never be able to forgive the state.
Born a firefighter, growing into a hero

Born a firefighter, growing into a hero

‘If you love your job so much and you give it your all to the point where you are willing to get seriously hurt or die, it is a calling.’
Saved from her own demons, she now works to save others

Saved from her own demons, she now works to save others

Working at the Khaya Centre has turned suicidal alcoholic Alemia Taaibos into a caregiver helping people suffering from or affected by HIV/Aids.
From face-lifts to lift-off: Redefining the future of executive air travel

From face-lifts to lift-off: Redefining the future of executive air travel

Skin doctor to the stars Dr Reza Mia is taking executive jet travel a few leaps further with his Pegasus One – VBJ (vertical business jet).
Allan Foggitt – A man bitten by the travel bug

Allan Foggitt – A man bitten by the travel bug

Allan Foggit made a huge success of his family’s cruise business, despite the Oceanos disaster, and now offers charter flights to the Maldives.
SA’s municipalities are increasingly drowning in their own human waste

SA’s municipalities are increasingly drowning in their own human waste

SA is becoming an increasingly stinking and toxic mess due to ongoing sewage spills that are a symbol of years of bad governance.
Racing to the top in a macho world

Racing to the top in a macho world

The meteoric rise of Keabetswe Molebaloa, Ford’s plant industrial engineering manager in Silverton, Pretoria, shows she is truly driven.
Swys de Bruin putting the roar into the Lions

Swys de Bruin putting the roar into the Lions

Today will be a proud moment for the coach as he has the opportunity to deliver the Joburg franchise’s maiden Super Rugby title.
Kevin Anderson is winning over the doubters

Kevin Anderson is winning over the doubters

Despite facing a steady trickle of criticism from South Africa, he lets his racket do the talking and it’s coming through loud and clear.
PICS: Keeping kids off the street and on the ball

PICS: Keeping kids off the street and on the ball

Soccer gives the children something to focus on and keeps them away from gambling and drugs – but the initiative needs help to stay afloat.
Wanted: smooth justice for sexually abused little children

Wanted: smooth justice for sexually abused little children

Activist Samantha Jo’s book ‘Mercy for Sexually Abused Children’ is a guide that will help victims of abuse through the complicated legal process.
Ruling their own kingdoms from their couch

Ruling their own kingdoms from their couch

Up to 200 micronations have proclaimed their independence but are not recognised by governments around the world.
A St John’s College Academy success story

A St John’s College Academy success story

Freddy Kaniki went from arriving from the DRC as a baby and growing up in Berea to the academy, ultimately getting an honours degree in mining engineering.
How Bo-Kaap’s rising property prices are threatening a community

How Bo-Kaap’s rising property prices are threatening a community

But many of the neighbourhood’s cash-poor, asset-rich homeowners are resisting the temptation to sell.
Ramatlhodi – the fighter and reluctant leader working behind the scenes

Ramatlhodi – the fighter and reluctant leader working behind the scenes

‘I never really wanted to be a leader; that is the reason I trained to be a soldier,’ says President Ramaphosa’s new special adviser.
Lauren Southern releases terrifying, controversial farm murders documentary

Lauren Southern releases terrifying, controversial farm murders documentary

A new documentary is not for sensitive viewers, and is divisive, but it’s essential viewing for those looking to understand the issue better.

 

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