Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Food, Water & Energy Security] Love stories often make for riveting tales. Mahlatse Matlakana’s journey of courage, sacrifice, and passion is one epic romance with an unexpected source of affection – green peppers. At the age of 15, Matlakana supported her family by working on farms in Arrie Village, Limpopo. What she didn’t know was that this act of survival would lead to her owning her own business before she turned 21.

Read Mahlatse Matlakana's full story here.
Posted 26 days ago | Like
Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Food, Water & Energy Security] Roushanna Gray takes a bite of a delicate blossom. It’s not unusual to see her include buds, petals and leaves that she’s foraged in her meals. “In fynbos, there are so many different types of edible and medicinal species,” Gray says. South Africa’s biodiversity is as abundant as it is breathtaking. Centuries ago, local foliage served as people’s diets. Today, among artful food trends, indigenous blooms are returning to modern palates.

Read Roushanna Gray's full story here.
Posted 3 months ago | Like
Sindy Peters
Sindy Peters
[Food, Water & Energy Security] People can’t function when they’re hungry. But every day, children across South Africa are forced to attend classes without having something to eat. Benjamin Constable realised this while coaching basketball at a primary school in Durban. “This just struck me as the most obvious challenge South Africa faces,” he says. “How do you grow and develop if your stomach’s empty?” Trying to uplift kids with sport took a back seat. The children needed nourishment. Constable’s solution didn’t lie outside the box, but in one.

For Benjamin Constable's full story, click here.
Posted 6 months ago | Like
Sindy Peters
#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger

#GlobalFoodSecurity: Food Forward SA turns to digital solution in quest to reduce hunger[Sindy Peters] Food Forward South Africa has over the last two years developed a virtual platform that allows it to streamline how it carries out its mission...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Sindy Peters
#GlobalFoodSecurity: How Africa can feed itself and the world

Professor Adipala Ekwamu, executive secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture ()
Professor Adipala Ekwamu, executive secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture ([[https://blog.ruforum.org/ RuForum]])
[Sindy Peters] Professor Adipala Ekwamu, executive secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RuForum), gave an inspiring keynote presentation at the third International Conference on Global Food Security held in Cape Town this week.

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Sindy Peters
#InnovationMonth: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access in rural communities

#InnovationMonth: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access in rural communities[Sindy Peters] More than 20 years since its inception, the low-tech Hippo Roller continues to have a profound impact on communities facing water insecurity...

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#CSIMonth: CSI is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity in SA

#CSIMonth: CSI is not a nice-to-have, it's a necessity in SA[Sindy Peters] The Tiger Brands Foundation recently served its 50-millionth meal...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Sindy Peters
#AUW2017: Water conservation - what's love got to do with it?

Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW)
Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW)
[Sindy Peters] Justin Friedman, founder of For the Love of Water (FLOW), chaired and opened the keynote session on the second day of the 2017 African Utility Week...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Sindy Peters
#ChivasVenture: I-Drop Water to compete for share in $1m funding

#ChivasVenture: I-Drop Water to compete for share in $1m funding[Sindy Peters] James Steere, cofounder of I-Drop Water, is the South African winner in Chivas Regal's The Venture III...

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Sindy Peters
Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary

Red Bull TV releases Waves for Water documentary[Sindy Peters] On World Water Day 2017, Red Bull TV released a new feature-length documentary that captures the story of former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to bring clean water access to those in need...

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Robin Fredericks
A call to care

A call to care[Robin Fredericks] On Friday, 7 October, the monthly Paint & Sip event was hosted in Loop Street, Cape Town by Call 2 Care - a non-profit volunteer organisation focused on sustainable community development...

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Sindy Peters
Relying on imports to feed the nation

Relying on imports to feed the nation[Sindy Peters] The ongoing El Niño has resulted in far below-average rainfall and very high temperatures in Southern Africa, adversely affecting agriculture in the region...

Posted 3 years ago | Like (2)
Roger Metcalfe
[Earth Focus] The future of food

[Earth Focus] The future of food[Roger Metcalfe] This year the hottest October ever on earth was recorded in Vredendal in the Western Cape. The temperature soared to an incredible 48.4 degrees Celsius...

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