The Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation launched the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The centre, which will be co-hosted by UWC and the University of Pretoria, will conduct research on food creation, distribution, consumption and governance. This is an exciting development and

Self-sustainability a real solution

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 by

To celebrate World Food Day, Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA) joined forces with the KFC Add Hope campaign to deliver food parcels to the physically impaired persons living in the Swanville settlement in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg, on 15 October. Read the full article written by Joni Tollner and published by Roodepoort Northsider community newspaper on 25 October 2013  

“Picked today from the garden and straight into the pot!” That’s the motto that Welheminah Mutane now lives as a member of the Tlhaku Farming Project in Swaneville on the West Rand of Johannesburg. She’s got evidence too…jars and jars of pickled beans and stewed fruits on sale at JAM SA’s World Food Day market.

Ntsoaki Mgaga’s passion for art, along with her recognition of the critical food security situation in Orange Farm made her the perfect candidate for the permaculture project that JAM SA installed in the community in 2009. Permaculture design emphasises patterns of landscape, species assembly, and maximisation of allocated space and resources. The enthusiasm Ntsoaki demonstrates

Greening the future in Orange Farm

Thursday, 29 August 2013 by

The idea behind Arbor Week – now Arbor Month in SA – is to encourage us to plant trees and grow our understanding of the green world around us. In Orange Farm, transforming a barren place of land to a community garden has resulted in reduced crime and a self-sustainable community.  The location of the

Food security in SA declining

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 by

More than half of South Africans do not have regular access to enough food, according to a study released by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in August. JAM SA believes that every South African can have access to enough food if they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to establish food gardens in