Meet Edwin Mabotsa, the successful farmer who never studied agriculture

Meet Edwin Mabotsa, the successful farmer who never studied agriculture

Edwin Mabotsa started farming 10-years-ago without a qualification in agriculture, but he managed to build a success business.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

Mabotsa farms in Windsorton, a small town which is predominantly a mining area, in the Northern Cape.

According to the farmer, his family was not very supportive of his dreams since they believed he should have studied towards a degree and then find a good job.

But, Mabotsa knew what he wanted to do and he pursued his dream without a qualification in agriculture.

He managed to build up his farm and for the past decade he supplied Shoprite with 8400 cucumbers a week, learned.

Taking to social media, Shoprite shared Mabotsa's story on their official Twitter page.

"Edwin Mabotsa started hydroponic farming in Windsorton over 10 years ago. By supporting his business, Tshwaraganang Hydroponics Cooperative has grown from strength to strength," Shoprite captioned a video of his story.

READ ALSO: First a snack van, now a bonnet full of drugs: Police seize R3.3m worth of drugs

Now, Mabotsa hopes to secure the land he farms on, adding it has been an uphill battle getting ownership to land.

"Hopefully, I will be owning the land come August this year, it has been quite a difficult battle to get the land," HuffPost quoted him.

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Top 5 richest men in South Africa on Briefly. Everyone, quick: off the top of your head, name a billionaire. Now, think hard and name two or three South African billionaires. How about more? Don’t worry, we have gathered this extremely interesting information for you!


Mailfire view pixel