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January 14, 2020

The Difference Between Biltong and Jerky

What is biltong? Originally from South Africa, biltong is a snack food made from cured and dried slices of meat. Although biltong is a relatively new […]
January 15, 2020

Reduction in Red Meat Consumption Leads to Increased Death and Disease

Concerns have been raised that large-scale reductions in red meat consumption by the world’s population will “increase the numbers of deaths and disease”. That’s according to […]
January 16, 2020

How To “Braai” Meat The South African Way

To “braai” or barbeque (Bar-B-Q) meat is a South African tradition. We usually do it once or twice a week, probably more. It’s a chance to […]
February 3, 2020

Red meat trends from the world’s biggest food trade show

Anuga 2019, the world’s largest food trade show held in Cologne, Germany every two years, was recently held. The event attracts more than 170 000 trade […]
February 4, 2020

Humans owe their evolution to the South African who invented the braai

Not only did discovering how to cook with fire help the human race evolve, but it also gave Mzansi a national cooking method that’s capable of […]
February 5, 2020

South Africans work harder for cheaper meat – study

Johannesburg – South Africa’s meat is 20% less expensive than the world average, a new study has shown. But South Africans often have to work more […]
February 5, 2020

Red meat ‘most perfect food’ for humans, closely followed by milk

There is not a single proven case of eating red meat or processed meat actually causing a cancer said Professor Robert Pickard, emeritus professor of neurobiology […]
April 9, 2020

MEAT YOUR FREEZER – Guidelines for Freezing Meat

Freezers are probably one of the most useful modern conveniences, without them how could we plan ahead and stock-pile what we need. Part of being a […]
April 10, 2020

Linda Zwane, empowering women farmers in Mpumalanga

Linda Zwane, a livestock farmer in Mpumalanga, made it his business to introduce 120 young, black women to livestock husbandry on his farm, as well as […]
May 20, 2020

Thato Moagi the 1st South African to receive Nutfield Scholarship

Farming is spiritual, says award-winning agriculturist Today, 28-year-old Thato Moagi also advises President Cyril Ramaphosa on land reform Thato Moagi who has been a farmer for […]
June 25, 2020
Cast-iron pots | ©Tikkho Maciel/Unsplash

A Brief History of Potjiekos, South Africa’s Favorite Stew

Potjiekos, pronounced ‘poi-key-cos,’ is directly translated as ‘pot food.’ The dish consists of a variety of ingredients, typically meat and vegetables, layered in a round cast-iron […]
June 25, 2020

He’s only 19, but already a successful livestock farmer

‘I am the youngest successful farmer in South Africa,’ proclaims ambitious ‘farmer by birth’ 19-year-old Thabo Dithakgwe is one of South Africa’s youngest farmers. “Farming is […]