News & Comment

  • Friday, December 1, 2017
    A bumper programme is lined up for the approximately 600 national and international delegates who travel to Cape Town this weekend for the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, starting on Sunday, 3 December. Over four days, from 3-6 December, delegates will reflect and deliberate on the many issues and themes cutting across food …
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    1 - 9 December 2017, 20h00, AFDA Theatre 228 Lower Main Road, Cape Town The complex dynamics of food insecurity, nutrition and hunger will play out on stage this December, in a new theatre production written by renowned South African playwright, Mike van Graan (State Fracture, Pay back the Curry, Green Man Flashing, Brothers in Blood). Described …
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    The South African Constitution provides for the progressive right to food security, and guarantees children’s right to nutrition without qualification. A number of social protection and health policies – including school feeding programmes – provide tools through which to ensure these rights are realised. However, the impact of …
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
    Apart from undertaking research to help address the challenge of food insecurity, research projects located in the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) seek to deepen our understanding of areas such as popular culture, social identities and dominant and oppositional representations in the food system.  Buoyed by this …
  • Monday, November 6, 2017
    School feeding in South Africa has a long history. Since 1994, the government has implemented the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP), which provides daily meals to about 12 million children – more than 75% of all learners – in over 20,000 public schools across South Africa. 23 years on, the NSNP remains a key component of South …
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017
    Against the backdrop of hundreds of millions suffering from undernourishment, billions more starved of essential micronutrients and, in sharp contrast, a pandemic of obesity, delegates from around the world will gather in Cape Town from 3-6 December 2017 for the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security. Hundreds of food scientists, …
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security has made limited funding available for South African (SA) students wishing to attend the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security taking place from 3 – 6 December  2017, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Eligibility: Bona fide postgraduate …
  • Monday, October 16, 2017
    In commemoration of World Food Day, Professor Julian May, director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), shares insights on understanding the nature of the problem of food security, and how it could be addressed in South Africa.   Listen to summary podcast here  Food …
  • Friday, September 29, 2017
    Local and international food scientists, experts, students and members of industry gathered at the South African Association for Food Science and Technology's (SAAFoST2017) international congress, recently held in Cape Town.  Themed "A hunger for change: innovations, solutions and emerging technologies,"  the three-day event …
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    The Centre of Excellence in Food Security’s co-director, Professor Lise Korsten, walked away with the Human Capital Development in the Water and Science Sector, at the Water Research Commission’s 3rd Biennial Knowledge Tree Awards recently held in Johannesburg. The Awards recognise excellence in research and innovation that impacts …