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Langa Farmer Profile: Nonzaliseko Nkohla, Gantuntu

NONAZLISEKO NKOHLA, GANTUNTU, like many middle-aged women in Langa, introduces herself as a mother. “I am Nonzaliseko of Langa, the mother of three children, and a garden worker”. There is something powerfully nurturing about stating your foremost identity as a mother and a grower. And like any middle-aged mother, she later proceeded to outline howContinue reading “Langa Farmer Profile: Nonzaliseko Nkohla, Gantuntu”

Launch of first retail urban rooftop farm in the Western Cape

SA Urban Food & Farming Trust was part of the launch of the Handpicked CityFarm at Kenilworth Centre hydroponic rooftop farm today with Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis of the City of Cape Town and the organisations making the project possible, including Mr Price Foundation, Redefine Properties, and Fresh Life Produce.

Job Opportunity: Communications & Events Officer

The ideal candidate for this exciting and challenging position has a gift for storytelling, a passion for people, and a commitment to community development. They will work happily with partners from across communities, across Africa and the globe, and thrive in the tension between in-person live events and carefully curated digital channels.

Recipes for Partnering now Available

A new guide to partnering has been launched, one of the outcomes of a Food Dialogues 2022 workshop. Titled Recipes for Partnering: Ingredients and methods for food system change in South Africa, it is available for free download.

Job Opportunity: Finance and Admin Officer

The ideal candidate for this position has a highly rigorous approach to managing finances exceeded only by their passion to make a positive impact in the world.

Intern’s insights from inside Food Dialogues 2022

Food Dialogues 2022 intern, Arti Patel, a 3rd year university student from UCLA, shares her experience and insights from being in Cape Town and playing a key role in making this year’s event programme successful.

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.

Composting success with Langa pilot project

The City of Cape Town’s upcoming ban on organic waste in landfill is on track thanks to successful projects like the Langa Organic Waste Diversion Project being supported by the Langa Agrihub

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”

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”

Farmer Podcast: Nomandla Mthiyane

This podcast of 36 year-old Langa farmer, Nomandla, is part of a series of stories of inspiring individuals in our urban farmer network, a local group of urban farmers co-creating and operating food gardens in the community of Langa, Cape Town, South Africa.

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”

Langa Farmer Profile: Sindiswa Lugulwana

This profile of 71 year-old Langa farmer, Sindiswa, is one of a series of stories of inspiring individuals in our urban farmer network, a local group of urban farmers co-creating and operating food gardens in the community of Langa, Cape Town, South Africa.

Langa Farmer Profile: Nontembisa Sizani

This profile of 57 year-old Langa farmer, Nontembisa, is one of a series of stories of inspiring individuals in our urban farmer network, a local group of urban farmers co-creating and operating food gardens in the community of Langa, Cape Town, South Africa.

Langa Farmer Profile: Yonela Mnyombolo

This profile of 33 year-old Langa farmer, Yonela, is one of a series of stories of inspiring individuals in our urban farmer network, a local group of urban farmers co-creating and operating food gardens in the community of Langa, Cape Town, South Africa.

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 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”

Global map of civil society innovation to advance human rights includes the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust

The SA Urban Food and Farming Trust has been included in a global map of civil society innovation, which identifies and disseminates innovative practices in order to foster resilience and sustainability in challenging times. The initiative to Map Civil Society Innovation to Advance Human Rights, led by Rights CoLab, is a collaborative effort among aContinue reading “Global map of civil society innovation to advance human rights includes the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust”

Sustainable Food Cultures: How our appetites can transform our cities

As part of ICLEI Africa’s #AfricanCityFoodMonth 2021 campaign, the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust shared insights and experiences from its work on the building blocks for a food culture that meets people’s nutritional needs and centers agency, independence, sustainability, resilience and autonomy. The session, titled Sustainable Food Cultures: How our appetites can transform ourContinue reading “Sustainable Food Cultures: How our appetites can transform our cities”

Cape Town-Aachen joint edition of the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability launched; features two projects of the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust

Thursday 24 June 2021, the City of Cape Town and the City of Aachen launched the joint edition of the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability to mark the 20th anniversary of the Aachen–Cape Town LA21 Partnership. The publication seeks to inspire and support urban responses to sustainability challenges for the benefit of communities and theContinue reading “Cape Town-Aachen joint edition of the Mayor’s Portfolio of Urban Sustainability launched; features two projects of the SA Urban Food and Farming Trust”

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