This week civil society is offering African-centred feminist perspectives on food culture, giving lessons to the NHI, launching an online platform to report abuses by law enforcement, asserting the rights of South African artists and looking at how to build a better democracy.

On Tuesday, 27 July from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Maverick Citizen editor Mark Heywood will take part in a pre-SDG Africa Summit workshop at the University of Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela School of Governance. The title of the workshop is Building Democratic Governance and Ethical Leadership Institutions in Africa, and you can take part here.

Later on Tuesday, between 2pm and 4pm, the Centre for Critical Food Studies will host a panel discussion titled Centering African Feminism in Food Cultures and Politics. The panellists are Patricia McFadden, an organic farmer and feminist scholar based in Swaziland, Yvette Abrahams, an organic farmer, activist and feminist scholar based in the Western Cape, Ruth Nyamura, an African eco-feminist from Kenya, and Mercia Andrews, an activist and convenor of the Rural Women’s Movement. They will discuss key social, cultural, environmental and nutritional concerns from the perspective of radical African-centred feminist perspectives. You can join the discussion here.

On Wednesday, 28 July from…

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