Entries by Bongani Radebe

Agriculture reaching new heights with drone technology

The Sernick Group has welcomed the opportunity to implement drone technology in their own commercial farming practices and has since been researching new ways to benefit from it. The application of a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS), or drone, for commercial use in agriculture, was officially approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) […]

Two young cattle farmers bring auctions to communal areas

Business partners Soyama Mthongana and Athenkosi Denga, both 26, started farming in Peddie in the Eastern Cape in 2011, but only formalised their business, Lizwe Meat, in 2015. Growing up in Port Elizabeth, the pair learnt about farming from their fathers and grandfathers, who ran livestock. From the outset, Mthongana and Denga’s goal was to […]

Indigenous vegetables ‘are not poor people’s food’

Today, the 26-year-old works as an indigenous knowledge systems and food security researcher and he started a company which promotes indigenous food in Mzansi. “It saddens me that indigenous vegetables are being underappreciated, especially by the younger generation. Indigenous vegetables are not poor people’s food, but it’s being perceived as such.”