In this month’s Virtual Critical Dialogue our guests will explore, unpack and expand on South Africa’s food security crisis. They will look at the repercussions of food insecurity, assess the impact of COVID-19 on South Africa’s agricultural sector, ask whether the way we access food puts the nation at risk and share some of the solutions & mechanisms that have been put in place in order to protect our country’s most vulnerable people.

Coming out of more than a month of hard-lockdown has meant millions of South Africans have been unable to go to work, secure an income and provide basic necessities for their families.

The past few weeks has seen the looting of supermarkets & spaza shops, and widespread protest across the country; but it’s also seen an upsurge in comradery and brought forth a sense of ubuntu, that is uniquely African.

All of this, in response to one major problem: Hunger!

Meet the panelists: 
Facilitator: Lorenzo Davids – Chief Executive Officer, Community Chest 
Panellist: Alderman Dan Plato: Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town  
Panellist: Marius Oosthuizen: Member Of Faculty, Gordon Institute of Business Science: University of Pretoria
Panellist: Dr Thulasizwe Mkhabela: Group Executive: Impact and Partnerships, Agricultural Research Council 
Thursday, 7 April 2020 LIVE on the Cornerstone Institute Facebook Page
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