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  • Malnourished kids at risk of depression

    Children who do not receive proper nutrition are at a greater risk of developing anxiety, depression and even attempting suicide. The findings were heard as part of the first National Workshop on School Feeding in South Africa, held in Cape Town on Wednesday. The event was co-hosted by the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, the University of the Western Cape, the Institute for Social Development and the Western Cape government.
  • The difference between nutrition and education

    Feeding a child a lot more complicated than previously thought‚ according to Stephen Devereux from the Centre of Excellence in Food Security.
  • Getting off grid, harvesting rainwater

    Prof Raymond Auerbach writes about the benefits of rainwater harvesting
  • Bin picking an asset

    Maxwell Snell can make R200 to R300 a day by scratching through wheelie bins and funnelling reusable goods to the recycling depots. Academics in the fields of social work, economics and nutrition, affiliated to the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, found that waste pickers generated R700 million a year.
  • Bin picking an asset

    Academics in the fields of social work, economics and nutrition, affiliated to the Centre of Excellence in Food Security found that waste pickers generated R700m a year.
  • Hidden economy flourishing on local landfill sites

    CoE study examined the small communities of ‘waste pickers’ who have created livelihoods by scavenging recyclables, food and other useful items off the rubbish dumps.
  • Waste pickers save councils R700m a year – study

    A study by a team led by CoE affiliate and UWC's Professor Rinie Schenck has found that waste pickers save South African municipalities about R700 million every year.
  • How safe is the food on your plate?

    A new feature published on the University of Pretoria’s Research Matters website focuses on the work by a team of researchers led by Professor Lise Korsten, who leads the food safety research programme at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security
  • Informal sector businesses must be incorporated into retail space

    Implementing relevant policies would help ease the legal and technical processes for introducing informal businesses into the grocery retail space. This was a recommendation from a submission by The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and PLAAS, to the `Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry`
  • Food economies at risk of distortion by formal sector grocery retail

    The Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry, initiated by the Competition Commission, has received input from the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, in partnership the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at UWC