24 February 2021. Food As A Commons. Key findings from the study “COVID-19 lockdown and the impact on food security and local food systems – A food justice perspective from the Cape Flats and St. Helena Bay“ (August 2020, 39 pages) were presented. Further, results were contextualized and the concept and policy implications of ‘Food As A Commons’ was explored.
Food security in South Africa has long been on the priority list of many civil society organisations. Initiated by the call of two communities in South Africa, the SLE responded due to the high relevance of the issue. For this reason, this bottom-up study was designed as one of the post-graduate programme studies for this year. The demand came from two areas in the Western Cape which SLE have already been closely engaged with in the past, i.e. a community in the Cape Flats (CF) and in Saint Helena Bay (St. HB).
- Jose Luis Vivero Pol (Key Note Speaker)
- Jane Battersby (Speaker)
- Vuyani Qamata (Speaker)
- Siphokazi Ndudane (Participation requested)
- Sonia Mountford (Commentator)
- Darina Döbler (Moderator