Entries by GovInn

Koen Dekeyser at the Right to Food seminar

Researcher Koen Dekeyser participated in the Legal Resource Centre’s Right to Food seminar in Johannesburg, 25-26 March 2019. In the seminar, pathways to implement South Africa’s constitutional Right to Food where discussed. In short, the right to food is a human right recognised under national and international law, which protects the right of human beings to access food and feed themselves. While Section 27(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that, ‘everyone has the right to have access to sufficient food and water’, implementation is lacking while malnourishment remains large.

Multi-level Governance and Food Security in the GCR

Multi-Stakeholder Workshop – 17 April 2019 – GCRO In the first session of the meeting Prof Jaap de Visser from the Dullah Omar Institute will outline the divisions of power between different levels of government and identify points of leverage that subnational governments have to influence food security. In the second session of the meeting we will be briefed on relevant policy innovations […]

‘Border Practices at Beitbridge Border and Johannesburg Inner City: Implications for the SADC Regional Project’, by Chris Nshimbi and Inocent Moyo.

GovInn’s Director Chris Nshimbi published together with Inocent Moyo the article ‘Border Practices at Beitbridge Border and Johannesburg Inner City: Implications for the SADC Regional Project‘ in the Journal of Asian and African Studies. Regarded not only as a line that separates South Africa and Zimbabwe to underline the interiority and exteriority of the two […]

In the media: Dr Bruno Losch and members of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security weigh on the SONA and Budget Speech of 2019

GovInn Co-Director Dr Bruno Losch was featured in two online platforms, The Citizen and IOL, giving remarks on the recent State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Rhamaphosa and Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. His remarks were given as part of a group statement released by the Centre of Excellence in […]

In the Media: “Democracy, Governance and the 2019 Elections in Nigeria: Which Candidate is the Answer?”

On Monday 11 February 2019, GovInn hosted a panel of South African based Nigerian academics, political practitioners and students to discuss the upcoming Nigerian elections. The panel was moderated by Dr Chris Nshimbi, and included members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), academics from the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa, and […]