Food insecurity: Is South Africa at risk?

past events

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.

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.

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