KZN: School feeding scheme U-turn welcomed

The KwaZulu-Natal department of education has made a sudden U-turn in how the provincial school nutrition programme will work going forward. This follows public outcry about learners in the province going hungry or receiving rotten food after a supplier failed to meet...

Celebrating rural farming methods and food production

Connecting with Gugu Nzimande, CEO and Founder of Ultimate Growers, and understanding the value of our heritage. Gugu Nzimande grew up in Estcourt, a small town in the uThukela District of KwaZulu-Natal. She moved to Johannesburg to pursue her passion for food...

Maritime nonprofit gets young people into aqua farming

With well over a decade of experience in the maritime business sector behind it, a nonprofit in KwaZulu-Natal is now helping unemployed youth set up their own aquaculture and aquaponics farms. The eThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) has been championing the maritime...

Premiers vow to create jobs through agriculture

South African premiers are tapping into agriculture, as Africa’s largest employer, to boost their own provinces’ economies and to create jobs for young people in the marketplace. As the premiers of Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape delivered their...