Interview with Chuma Mgcoyi

Reflections on a decade as a farmer, facilitator, activist and social entrepreneur from the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust’s 2021 EESI Entrepreneur, in conversation with Sandra Heming. Can you please introduce yourself? Tell us a little bit about your personal and professional background. My name is Chuma Mgcoyi and I’m a qualified permaculturist. I’veContinue reading “Interview with Chuma Mgcoyi”

Contract Opportunity: Food Dialogues Event Project Manager

We’re hiring a part-time contract position for the Food Dialogues 2022! The Food Dialogues is an annual series of events bringing together diverse voices in an inclusive dialogue to foster a healthier, more resilient, and just food system. It provides an opportunity for food growers, academics, activists, writers, nutritionists, food lovers and anyone interested inContinue reading “Contract Opportunity: Food Dialogues Event Project Manager”

GrowSA Community Organiser Spotlight Podcasts

GrowSA Community Organiser Spotlight follows a cohort of experienced and proactive community members in Cape Town, South Africa, who are working to cultivate a food system that is more compatible with community needs. Each podcast episode features one member as they share their stories experiencing, learning about, and fighting food and nutritional insecurity in theContinue reading “GrowSA Community Organiser Spotlight Podcasts”

Insights on fixing our broken food system at

SA Urban Food & Farming Trust executive manager, Kurt Ackermann, spoke with about our broken food system, what could be done to fix it, and how the Food Dialogues play a role. Below are the six questions (and responses) covered in the conversation. Can you tell us a bit more about the campaign andContinue reading “Insights on fixing our broken food system at”

Share your food culture: bring a plate of food to the Food Dialogues

Bring your own plate of food to the virtual table as part of the “Dialogues through Food.” Three amazing chefs – Mokgadi Itsweng,  Khanya Mzongwana and Jane Nshuti – will bring their own plates of home-cooked food to the table to share as part of a must-see live panel discussion on 22 September, moderated byContinue reading “Share your food culture: bring a plate of food to the Food Dialogues”

Share your food stories: join in the Food Dialogues

We want to hear your food stories! The Food Dialogues are gathering and amplifying local voices of ordinary residents willing to share their own perspectives and experiences with food. The pandemic and lockdown have made most South Africans aware of food insecurity across the nation, especially in our cities. While many struggle with hunger, othersContinue reading “Share your food stories: join in the Food Dialogues”