Food insecurity: Is South Africa at risk?

past events

Food, Pleasure and Poison in Cape Town: A response to World Food...
Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 16h30
Venue: Magnet Theatre

Food, Pleasure and Poison in Cape Town: A response to World Food Day.

#EverythingMustFall – Documentary and discussion
Date: October 15, 2019
Time: 09h45 for 10h00
Venue: Council Chambers 1 & 2, 5th Floor, Chemical Sciences Building, University of the Western Cape

#EverythingMustFall documentary highlights student hunger. This event is organised by the Dullah Omar Institute, in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Food Security.

CoP Meeting: Competition Commission Grocery Retail Sector Inquiry
Date: October 22, 2019
Time: 09h00 - 13h00
Venue: The GCRO, 6th Floor University Corner 11 Jorissen St (Cnr Jorissen and Jan Smuts) Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Civil Society Organisations and Food Governance
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 08h30 - 13h00
Venue: The Meeting Room, Isivivana Centre, 8 Mzala Street, Khayelitsha

This Food Governance Community of Practice meeting will explore the role of Civil Society Organisations in food governance in the Western Cape.

Towards decolonial transdisciplinary research: The humanities in food studies
Date: November 21, 2019

“The humanities in food studies” is a mini-conference hosted by the Critical Food Studies Programme: Transdisciplinary Humanities Approaches

#FoodTalks Seminar Series: Land and Food
Date: August 7, 2019
Time: 13h30 - 15h00
Venue: Old College House Seminar Lounge 1-09, University of Pretoria

This #FoodTalks seminar tackles Land and Food, with Professor Ruth Hall (PLAAS, UWC) and Sithandiwe Yeni. This event is organised in collaboration with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), and the Human Economy Programme within CAS.

Advocacy Meeting: Access to Food for Students
Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 09h00 - 16h00
Venue: Allan Cormack and Aaron Klug, New Life Sciences Building, 5th Floor, Core 1, University of the Western Cape

The Advocacy Meeting is a continuation of a series of meetings, which the Dullah Omar Institute has organised in response to an urgent need to address food insecurity in tertiary institutions nationwide. The Advocacy Meeting seeks to mobilise a coalition of stakeholders in preparation for the implementation phase of the Access to Food for Students Project.

The Future of Farm Workers in South Africa – National Conference
Dates: October 16, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Venue: University of the Western Cape

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 global food system is characterised by increasing concentration and financialisation.