News & Comment

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
    Apart from undertaking research to help address the challenge of food insecurity, research projects located in the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) seek to deepen our understanding of areas such as popular culture, social identities and dominant and oppositional representations in the food system.  Buoyed by this …
  • Monday, November 6, 2017
    School feeding in South Africa has a long history. Since 1994, the government has implemented the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP), which provides daily meals to about 12 million children – more than 75% of all learners – in over 20,000 public schools across South Africa. 23 years on, the NSNP remains a key component of South …
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017
    Against the backdrop of hundreds of millions suffering from undernourishment, billions more starved of essential micronutrients and, in sharp contrast, a pandemic of obesity, delegates from around the world will gather in Cape Town from 3-6 December 2017 for the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security. Hundreds of food scientists, …
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security has made limited funding available for South African (SA) students wishing to attend the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security taking place from 3 – 6 December  2017, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Eligibility: Bona fide postgraduate …
  • Monday, October 16, 2017
    In commemoration of World Food Day, Professor Julian May, director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), shares insights on understanding the nature of the problem of food security, and how it could be addressed in South Africa.   Listen to summary podcast here  Food …
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017
    Researchers affiliated to the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) have found a hidden economy thriving on our landfill sites. All over South Africa, small communities of ‘waste pickers’ have created livelihoods by scavenging recyclables, food and potentially useful items off of rubbish dumps. An interdisciplinary …
  • Friday, September 29, 2017
    Local and international food scientists, experts, students and members of industry gathered at the South African Association for Food Science and Technology's (SAAFoST2017) international congress, recently held in Cape Town.  Themed "A hunger for change: innovations, solutions and emerging technologies,"  the three-day event …
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    The Centre of Excellence in Food Security’s co-director, Professor Lise Korsten, walked away with the Human Capital Development in the Water and Science Sector, at the Water Research Commission’s 3rd Biennial Knowledge Tree Awards recently held in Johannesburg. The Awards recognise excellence in research and innovation that impacts …
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    A new feature published on the University of Pretoria's (UP) Research Matters website focuses on the work by a team of researchers led by Professor Lise Korsten, who leads the food safety research programme at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE), which is co-hosted by UP and the University of the Western Cape. …
  • Friday, September 8, 2017
    More than 23 years into democracy, the legacy of apartheid remains visible across all spheres of society, including the academic and science workforce. It is within this context that the 2017 DST-NRF Centres of Excellence Director's Forum (CDF2017) – hosted at the Nelson Mandela University Business School – focused on transformation …