Young egg farmer Mbalentle Sipengane runs a farm with more than 11000 layer hens that produce thousands of eggs she sells to small retailers and locals.
The 24-year-old runs the family-owned Manzoi Egg Farm after the family benefited from a land redistribution programme.
The Sipengane family is now renting the farm from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform after previously renting it from its former white owners.
This was after the department bought out the owners and leased it to Sipengane's uncle and aunt, Neto and Busisiwe Maya.
"We are the beneficiaries of land reform but I feel as if the government should give people trial periods to see if they are productive with the land that has been leased to them. If they are productive then they can be given land on a permanent basis," said Sipengane.
She believes that before people take ownership of land, they must show the potential they have of using it productively. "Mentorship is extremely important especially if you don't have experience," she said.