Photo: Juan Geldenhuys, a participant in the Heidelberg Youth Show, with his beloved 'bulletjie' Diesel. Photo credit: Marinelle Fourie
March 26, 2024

In the heart of the Western Cape, the future of agriculture is being shaped not just by seasoned hands, but by eager young minds. These youths are actively engaging in rural agricultural activities, all under the guidance of the Western Cape Youth Agricultural Society (WCAYS). Their involvement, marked by an impressive turnout of more than […]

Photo credit: GroundUp, Maryatta Wegerif
March 6, 2024

When Dr Ivan Meyer was appointed the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture in 2019 he stressed that the future of a sustainable agricultural sector is dependent on new information, technological advancement, and a generation of agri-workers and youth with appropriate skills and qualifications to engage within an inclusive agricultural economy. Speaking at the recent SA […]

December 6, 2023

On Saturday, 2 December 2023, one hundred and eighty-seven (187) students graduated with qualifications ranging from Certificates and Diplomas in Agriculture to Baccalaureus in Agriculture from the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute (EATI) in Stellenbosch. Minke Cloete, Tiaan Combrink, Lu-Ann Fisher, Johannes Huisamen, Sesona Mahlali, Anri Terblanche, Leandri van Niekerk and Michael Walsh were awarded the […]

November 17, 2023

AVCO Foods, co-founded by Zin Mabaso and Markus Fröhlich, announces the launch of Project White Gold, a groundbreaking initiative that establishes a sustainable cassava industry in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the largest of its kind in Africa. Leveraging their 25+ years in agroprocessing and 7+ years of combined experience in cassava operations across Africa, Mabaso […]