Welcome To The Southern Africa Food Lab


The Southern Africa Food Lab was established in 2009 and housed at Stellenbosch University to promote creative responses to the problem of hunger through multistakeholder dialogue and action. The Lab team is one of unprecedented diversity in the region, comprising stakeholders from corporate, grassroots, NGO, academic, and government sectors, all working together to transform the food system from farm to table. Over the past decade the Lab has successfully facilitated collaboration and dialogue, not just raising awareness, but effectively catalysing action to foster innovations and experimental action towards a thriving, just and sustainable food system …Read More

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Only Five Food Dialogues 2022 events left! Last chance to book! NB: Remaining event bookings close 1 day in advance. Saturday 30 July - Dialogues through Food - Makers Landing 10am - A flavour adventure for kids and their parents with Studio H, where your kids will be equipped with new knowledge of African flavours which will enable them to invent their ultimate dish. 6pm - Ukutya Club Experience presents an African ferments session. Participants will learn the story of traditional beer umqombothi, and its role in Xhosa culture, while brewing their own batch. Don’t forget on Saturday from 10am to 1pm Philippi Village Walking Tour Sunday 31 July – Final Day - Dialogues through Food - Makers Landing 1pm - The day begins with a sacred dining experience, hosted by Michele Mistry of Indikaap to introduce participants to the six ayurvedic tastes, which will then be incorporated into a meal that is collectively prepared and enjoyed. 6pm - Tapi Tapi will host an African ice cream making experience, where participants will work together to create flavours from African ingredients that reveal hidden stories of the continent.It's not too late to secure your spot visit fooddialogues.info to find out more and register! ... See MoreSee Less
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How has food shaped the spaces and places that define our city?How do cooking and eating connect us to nature, culture and spirituality?Will the revival of indigenous food traditions reshape our food culture?These and other questions will be explored at Food Dialogues 2022, which we are part of from Monday 18 July until Monday 1 August.Returning to physical spaces this year, Food Dialogues is a two week programme of experiences that offer us the chance to connect with our future food shapers in person. It features a series of deep-dive talks from experts and mini-conferences on Food Shopping Futures and Feeding our Future.Beyond these and other important serious conversations, are food events that will excite all five senses including hands-on cooking classes for grown-ups and kids, walking tours, communal meals, visual art installations and so much more.Some events are free to attend while others are paid but all participants must register at fooddialogues.infoRegister NOW! #FoodDialoguesa ... See MoreSee Less
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The Food Lab has drawn on a wide range of sponsors and partners to enable its work over the past 10 years. The main partners are featured below.

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