Leonard Mavhungu (40) has his work cut out for him managing three farms, four dairies, 4 000 cows-in-milk, 4 000 followers, 900ha of pasture and a staff of 100. But not one to shy away from hard work, he has added mentoring to his duties and has a group of seven farmers that he is coaching … Food for Mazanzi article
South Africa’s dairy industry is tough, but so is Jeanet Rikhotso, who is fast making a name for herself as a woman with an extraordinary talent for farming. Food for Mzanzi article
Middledrift’s Andile Jilaji has been working on a 213-hectare farm in New Zealand as part of a one-year training internship supported by LIC New Zealand, Genimex and Amadlelo Agri.
Andile, who is halfway through the programme, was impressed by how the use of technology was used to reduce the workload.
To read more about Andile’s experience, download a copy of his story.
Amadlelo Agri has been named a finalist in the SMME category at the annual Vision 2030 Awards for 2019.
The awards recognise the achievements and success stories of organisations, enterprises, and individuals that are actively demonstrating alignment to the government’s Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and achieve the milestones set by the National Development Plan (NDP).
The overwhelming number of nominations for the various categories of the awards casts a positive glow on the future of South Africa and showcases the commitment of both the public and private sectors to the NDP.
The awards, and the accompanying Vision 2030 Summit, draw together a host of business and government leaders to have crucial representation from all key decision-makers because it is only through extensive public-private partnerships that South Africa by 2030, will have become the country envisioned by the NDP.
‘The Vision 2030 Awards and Summit help connect business and government, by identifying and sharing best practices of leading companies and organisations that have implemented successful development and investment projects and can clearly demonstrate success with measurable returns to stakeholders in relation to projects aligned to the NDP,’ says Amadlelo Agri CEO Simpiwe Somdyala.
The winners will be announced and celebrated on 20 November 2019 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni.
FOOD FOR MZANZI, 10 APRIL 2019: South Africa’s dairy industry is tough, but so is Jeanet Rikhotso, who is fast making a name for herself as a woman with an extraordinary talent for farming … more
FINANCE WEEK, 27 NOVEMBER 2018: It is almost 9 o’clock on a sunny morning as I walk out of the arrival terminal of East London airport when I am greeted by a smiling Felix Hobson … more
DAILY DISPATCH, 22 NOVEMBER 2018: Dairy farmer Leonard Mavhungu of Amadlelo Agri has won this year’s Agri-writers award for best new entrant into commercial agriculture. Mavhungu had won the Eastern Cape regional award before going forward to the national competition. The award was presented at a ceremony held at Anura Vineyards outside Paarl last Friday … more
CITY PRESS, 28 AUGUST 2018: A call to share resources and “care for each other” was central to a “historic” two-day summit to find solutions to the country’s burning land question last week … more
AGRI, 16 JANUARY 2018: Do you remember when you were a child, and your parents told you the story of Jack and the Bean Stalk? No? Well here is a quick recap, Jack sold a cow for magic beans which resulted in him climbing up a giant stalk and encountering new, exciting characters such as a giant and a hen that laid golden eggs … more
CITY PRESS, 15 OCTOBER 2017: Nyeleti Jeanet Rikhotso, the managing director of Middledrift Dairy, sees great potential in the future of the business.
Despite the challenges of limited space and severe drought that threaten the sustainable growth of the farm, 30-year-old Rikhotso does not intend giving up on her dream of seeing it succeed … more