Chicken Industry

From lawyer to egg producer

After Lungelo Ndebele qualified as a lawyer in 2019, she was unable to get a job in corporate law as she had hoped.  

Undeterred, she became a poultry farmer, producing eggs for shops in her local town of Harrismith.

 “People may need an attorney at one point in their lives, but when it comes to farmers, we need them every day. People can’t survive without food,” she explained in an interview with Food for Mzansi.

That’s her philosophy, and it’s working. She’s started small during the Covid-19 lockdowns but plans to expand – where she once hoped to start a law firm, she now believes she will employ more people as an egg producer.

What the law has lost, agriculture has gained.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Food for Mzansi (supplied).