Food and Culture Panel Discussion

A Talk by Ishay Govender, Xolisa Bangani, Jane Battersby, Angelo Fick, Zayaan Khan and Mpumelelo Ncwadi
Journalist, Ikhaya Garden, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI), University of Cape Town, Environmental Humanities South and Foregone Conclusions NPC

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About this talk

A live panel discussion moderated by Ishay Govender, building on the talks by Xolisa Bangani, Jane Battersby, Angelo Fick and Mpumelelo Ncwadi. The panel discussion will focus on common issues across the Food and Culture theme, and how the topics indicate similar or divergent risks, opportunities and needs. We encourage viewers to ask questions for Ishay to put to the experts, as well as to discusss with others tuned in, in the live chat. This set of themed panel discussions will be recorded for viewing by those who could not join the livestream.

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Ishay Govender

Journalist, Founder of SA POC at the Table

Xolisa Bangani

Xolisa Bangani is the founder of a community project called Ikhaya Garden. The project was founded in 2013 in order to encourage young people to enjoy the adventure of gardening with a motto of making gardening cool.

Jane Battersby

Jane Battersby is Associate Professor at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, where she heads up the food security and food systems cluster. She serves on the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report and regularly consults and advises local, provincial and national governments, NGOs and civil society groups on food issues in the African context.

Angelo Fick

Angelo Fick is the Director of Research at ASRI. For two decades he taught across a variety of disciplines in the Humanities and Applied Sciences in universities in South Africa and Europe. His research is informed by critical ‘race’ theory, feminism, colonial discourse theory, and post-structuralism.

Zayaan Khan

Zayaan Khan is a food activist, seed librarian and a community-driven leader. She holds a NDip landscape, a BTech horticulture and is working towards a Master’s in environmental humanities at the University of Cape Town.

Mpumelelo Ncwadi

Mpumelelo is a professional adaptive grazing instructor. He is an advocate for regenerative farming and meat from grass / veld raised livestock.

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