Farm workers are an integral component of the economy and the food system in South Africa. Yet they are invariably poor, food insecure, marginalised and vulnerable to exploitation. Pro-farm worker legislation since 1994 has provided some protection, but it has also been associated with violations of labour rights and an accelerating pace of evictions and casualisation. Moreover, because agricultural employment is concentrated at specific times of year, seasonal farm workers face an under-reported crisis of underemployment and seasonal hunger.
The Food Safety research group of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security from the University of Pretoria, will take to the stage during the 4th Science Forum South Africa from 12 – 14 December 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria.
The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Agricultural Research Council invite you to a distinguished lecture presented by Prof Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen University and Research (WUR).
Join us at 10h30 on 18 May 2018 at the University of the Western Cape’s School of Government for the launch of A Feast From Nature – Food Culture of the First Humans on Planet Earth by Renata Coetzee. The event forms part of Africa Day Celebrations at the University of the Western Cape. RSVP before 14 May 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org The book will be on sale at the launch. Can be ordered from www.sun-e-shop.co.za from 15 May