The know-how and experience of South African farmers is becoming an important and sought after commodity in itself, and many are being approached by foreign governments wishing to take advantage of their agricultural skills.
• Australia lends Africa a farming hand
The 15-year-old South African actress Khomotso Manyaka has earned a position on Time Magazine's list of the 10 best performances of 2011, for her portrayal of Chanda in Life, Above All, a movie about the stigma surrounding HIV/Aids.
• SA short films in international festival
Thanks to canny survival skills learnt in the bush, former Umkhonto we Sizwe soldier Norman Mpedi has launched a successful organic juice manufacturing operation, using wild indigenous fruit harvested in Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal.
• Paying it forward with goat farming