South Africa seeks digital solutions to Agric sector

An event was conducted by a tech non-profit Empire Partner foundation, Youth Evolve, and the Thumela Business Forum to find digital solutions to the agric sector. The event hosted hundreds of aspirant software developers from Limpopo who had their chance to take part...

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...

How to limit rain damage on farmlands

Tropical storm Eloise that recently hit South Africa and caused widespread flooding continues to pose a risk to crop and livestock farmers in parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. According to the Agricultural Research Council’s agro-climate network, local flooding brought...

COVID-19 and economic transformation in rural Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 situation looks uncertain, with localised outbreaks and a rise in infections south of the Limpopo in South Africa. On June 11 there were 191 new cases (including 82 that were reported late) and 3 deaths reported, making a cumulative total of 39,688...

How Mokgadi traded heels for gumboots to build a legacy

In this week’s #SoilSistas feature we travel to rural Limpopo to meet farmer and environmental management scientist Mokgadi Manamela. She was selected for Corteva Women Agripreneur Programme 2021, a year-long blended development programme at the Gordon Institute of...