Laying the Table for a Better Food System

How are digital technologies disrupting our food system? What will be the impact of cultured meat? How has food shaped the spaces and places that define our city? These and other questions will be explored in Cape Town during the two-week 2022 Food Dialogues programme through a range of experiences: from expert panel discussions to hands-on cooking classes for grown-ups and kids, walking tours, communal meals and art installations, from Monday 18 July until Monday 1 August.

Call for Applications: GrowSA Green Economy Learnerships

The Grow SA Learnership is a 6 month long skills development and mentoring programme aimed at strengthening the grass roots green economy. The programme gives insight into a number of different industries through workshops and practical experience opportunities. These industries include urban farming, waste upcycling, community canteens/soup kitchens, food waste composting, fresh produce retail and theContinue reading “Call for Applications: GrowSA Green Economy Learnerships”

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”

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”

SAUFFT selects Chuma Mgcoyi as 2021 EESI Entrepreneur

Permaculturist, facilitator and spoken word artist Chuma Mgcoyi has been selected as the 2021 EESI Entrepreneur by the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust. Her project aims to promote, enable and support cultivation of diverse indigenous perennial food and medicinal crops by existing urban food gardeners in Langa, in order to link environmental stewardship withContinue reading “SAUFFT selects Chuma Mgcoyi as 2021 EESI Entrepreneur”

Announcement: Food Dialogues Report Released

Today, World Food Day, marks the launch the 2020 Food Dialogues Report. This comes six years after the first Food Dialogues took place in 2014, which we organised to begin an exchange of ideas that could sow the seeds of change to challenge ‘conventional orthodoxy’ relating to the food system. In the years since weContinue reading “Announcement: Food Dialogues Report Released”

Media Release: Food Dialogues 2020 aims to foster a healthier, more resilient and just food system

20 July – 14 August 2020 Issues around food, nutrition and hunger have reached a new level of urgency as the widespread, ongoing hunger in South Africa and many parts of the world are exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic and responses to it. Food insecurity, a longstanding problem in South Africa, has gained newContinue reading “Media Release: Food Dialogues 2020 aims to foster a healthier, more resilient and just food system”