A hippity-hop hello from all of us here at AGRIFOODSA Magazine and thanks for hunting down our March/April 2017 edition.  The December holiday is but a fond memory, a crisp breeze has replaced the sweltering heat and Easter has brought its benign bunnies and inescapable, egg-straordinary hunts.  We’ve scrambled around a bit ourselves to find new and interesting advertisers and are proud to drop our cracking new edition in your lap.


I’m still a little shell shocked but very happy to lay our 128-page bumper issue out in time for Nampo.  We’d like to egg-spress our gratitude to all of our advertisers for their overwhelming support and also give a big thanks to you, the reader, for your continued patronage.


With Nampo in May, we’ve packed our bags and we’re looking forward to meeting our loyal AFSA Mag readers.  If you see us there, come over, say hello and spare a yolk!  Also, check out the AFSA Website ( and Facebook page for our egg-citing new competitions running from 16-19 May exclusively.


Speaking of, if you haven’t ventured over to the AFSA Facebook page ( yet, give it a go.  We have tons of select content like Boererate, Advertiser Showcases, recipes and funnies, as well as helpful and informative articles available for your perusal.  Remember to check in on Saturday mornings at 08:00 for the theme photo competition where a voucher is up for grabs weekly.


I’d also like to wish a very warm welcome to the newest chick in our little clutch, Sharné Rautenbach.  We’re really pleased to have you join us on this journey.  Then, to Erika Roodt who’s flown the coop - all the best for the future.


Irrespective of religious beliefs, I think Easter is a fantastic time to reflect on the joys of life, be thankful for the gifts of every new rooster’s crow and to be reminded to keep the sunny side up!