n Farmer’s Weekly - DAFF's female farmer awards fiasco : editor's note

Volume 2015, Issue 15037
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



The agriculture department is insulting the many hardworking, successful and deserving female farmers in South Africa by saying that Hlengiwe Hlophe is the best commercial female farmer we have. This year, she has been awarded more than R500 000 in prize money, after first being named the top commercial female farmer in KwaZulu-Natal and later winning the national title in this category in the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries' (DAFF) Female EntrepreneurAwards.

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