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Food insecurity: Is South Africa at risk?

past events

Civil Society Organisations & Food Aid: Lessons for an ongoing crisis?
Date: June 23, 2020
Time: 10h00 - 12h00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

Webinar: Towards a ‘Good Food Future’? Visioning a resilient food system in...
Date: May 20, 2020
Time: 09h30 - 12h00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

WEBINAR: Epidemic shocks and food cultures in the new millennium
Date: May 29, 2020
Time: 15h00 - 18h00
Venue: Zoom Webinar

WEBINAR: COVID-19 and Informal Food Trade
Date: April 28, 2020
Time: 15h00 - 17h00

COVID-19 lockdown regulations have caused severe disruptions to South Africa’s food system. The informal food sector in South Africa includes spaza shops, street traders and hawkers. Around 70% of households in poorer neighbourhoods source food from the informal sector.

[POSTPONED] INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOYBEAN DEVELOPMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA
Dates: March 31, 2020 - April 1, 2020
Venue: University of the Western Cape

The International Symposium on Soybean Development for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa, will bring together researchers from around the world to advocate for the importance of soybean development in Africa. The Symposium will be held at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa from 31 March – 1 April 2020. The Symposium is jointly organised by the RGC- AoE Center for Genomic Studies on Plant Environment Interaction, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of the Western Cape  

[CANCELLED] Critical Food Studies Seminar: Hunger and University Students in South Africa
Date: March 18, 2020
Time: 11h00 - 13h00
Venue: UWC, Dean’s Boardroom (Old Arts Faculty Building)

The first Critical Food Studies seminar for 2020 will address “Hunger and University Students”

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.

The global food system is characterised by increasing concentration and financialisation.