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Harvesting Heritage Culinary Competition

Of the Soil - Harvesting Heritage Culinary Competition

Ten of the country’s top chefs and farmers of ingredients indigenous to South Africa participated in the recent Harvesting Heritage Culinary Competition, writes Sanet Oberholzer
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SocioTech Teams up with Nederburg and Harvesting Heritage to host indigenous and heritage cook-off

Nederburg is working with Harvesting Heritage and SocioTech on a Limpopo-based initiative that will see small-scale farmers in the Greater Sekhukhune district grow crops for distribution and sale as far afield as Gauteng, where chefs are being invited to recreate and re-interpret classic recipes to expand South Africa’s already flourishing New African Cuisine.
Broad-Based Livelihoods (BBL) Programme

What is the Broad-Based Livelihoods Programme about?

The Broad-Based Livelihoods Program (BBL) is about catalysing individuals into economic activity. The program is started by empowering individuals to believe in their God-given talents and building pathways to economic freedom using their talents and abilities.
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“When koeksisters and offal potjie meet soccer.”

Some people believe football is a matter of life and death … it is much, much more important than that’ is the often-quoted opinion of legendary Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankly. Recent events at the Bennut Jaar memorial soccer tournament in the Northern Cape settlement of Onseepkans prove his point.
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Schoeman Boerdery with SocioTech and Umsizi extends a hand to a hundred rural communities

“BBL is different: it’s about reaching as many people as possible. We don’t pre-select participants, we open it up to everyone. Our goal is not to have a target number food gardens, our goal is to help entire communities lift themselves out of poverty, by creating multiple pathways for themselves to access the economy since formal sector jobs are on the decline.”

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Anna's garden becomes a flourishing business

From a small vegetable patch to a self-sustaining business, Anna Kgaretswe is making a living out of her garden in Majakaneng.

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DRDGold has 41 programmes to take mine communities out of poverty

Great news! SocioTech is delighted that UP Enterprises is now also taking hands with the SocioTech/Umsizi team to join us in bringing even more diversified content into our Broad-Based Livelihoods programmes in DRDGOLD communities in Ekurhuleni, Soweto and Merafong. More ways for more families to become economically active - where they are with what they have - even while jobs are so very scarce.

Edith - Komorant

“No good waiting for a husband to provide …”




World Wide Magazine | April - May 2022

Rivonia Market

The lovely local food of the other Rivonia Market


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