July 29, 2020

Braai Tips | How To Braai The Best Steak

Up your steak braai game with these super simple and little known tips from some of South Africa’s expert magazine chefs. Steak is by far the […]
June 25, 2020


Nowadays, you can feel a lot more confident when you buy meat from your local butcher shop. Legal regulations ensure that every meat shop has reliable, […]
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 […]
June 25, 2020

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 15, 2020

SA beef industry offers fresh meat

The South African agricultural industry is in a good place, which often gets overshadowed by broader policy discussions. Last month, I highlighted the progress South Africa has made […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 5, 2020

Who are the key buyers of South African beef?

Seeing that there are concerns surrounding the potential impact of  the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in South African beef exports, I thought I should revisit a piece I wrote late […]
March 4, 2020

What Caused the Obesity Epidemic

In February this year Cape Town was fortunate to host the Old Mutual Health Summit in the Cape Town Convention Centre. Organized by Karen Thomson it […]
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 […]
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 […]