News & Comment

  • Monday, June 8, 2015
    The impact of climate change on the environment and the availability of food is cause for concern, particularly due to the effect on human health and livelihoods. These concerns and possible solutions, are the focus of a symposium titled: “Sustainable Food Security and Environmental Ecosystems for World Prosperity”, taking place on 15 …
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Professor Julian May, director of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) will present the work of the CoE-FS at a luncheon hosted by the Minster of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, following the 2015 Science and Technology Budget Vote. Food Security is recognised both in the Freedom Charter of 1955 and our Constitution that …
  • Monday, April 20, 2015
    The Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Food Security, co-hosted by the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the University of Pretoria (UP), celebrated its one-year anniversary in April. Derek Hanekom, the then National Minister of Science and Technology launched the DST-NRF Centre of …
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    “Every South African must be able to develop their full potential and this can’t be done on an empty stomach. This is why this new Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Food Security is so unique – it must lead to interventions that will positively change people’s lives and combat food insecurity in our country.” This …