Farmer Maseli Letuka says farming is not considered a fashionable career, especially in the black community, where many prefer office jobs – and that this mentality needs to change, as the farming sector has many opportunities.

“The tendency of blacks is to [find] white-collar [jobs], to sit in an office with a tie, to get a salary from somebody. But in agriculture, you get somebody then you pay them irrespective of culture – because you want expertise,” he told HuffPost, implying that farming is about practical skills, rather than “looking the part” to fit into a corporate culture.

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