Dr Thamsanqa Hewu
Dr Hewu was a maize farmer in Groenfontein farm in Delmas area, Mpumalanga. He started his farming career as a self-trained farmer in 2004 when he leased a 50-hectare piece of land owning one tractor at a time. Although he was formerly trained as a medical practitioner, his passion for maize has been growing from strength to strength. During his farming career, he planted 175 hectares’ dry land of which 100ha was maize and 75 was sunflower. In 2005, he received an award from Grain SA for developing farmer of the year.