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Prevent iodine deficiency with iodine-containing foods

Iodine is a trace element that is a fundamental component of the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which control the formation of proteins in the human body and are thus essential for tissue growth…


Are you getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet?

The foods we eat contain fat, and fat contains something called fatty acids. Some of these fatty acids, known as omega-3s, are very beneficial to our health – they can reduce our risk of heart disease and have an…


Plant-Based Books for Beginners, and Everyone Else

Attention bookworms! ProVeg presents 10 of the most inspiring and helpful books about veganism. This list ranges from compact guides that will get you started on a plant-based lifestyle to instructions for effective…


9 Plant-Based Recipes to Celebrate Eid

This year, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan comes to a close on 10 April, with the occasion marked by Eid al-Fitr, one of the biggest festive holidays on the calendar. Breaking a multi-week fast calls for amazing…


From Chicken to Cacao: The Chocolate Lovers Guide to a Vegan Easter

Easter 2024 is nearly here and whether you like it dark, salted caramel or in egg form there are far more vegan chocolate options on the South African market today than most people may realise. Stemming from earlier…


How deforestation for animal agriculture threatens our forests

We couldn’t live without forests. Covering one third of the earth’s land mass, they’re vital to sustaining life on our planet and slowing down climate change. Forests are key to climate, water, health and livelihoods…


Meet the new ProVeg Youth Board!

ProVeg is thrilled to announce the launch of this year’s Youth Board! 20 young people from around the world have joined us for 2024 to advocate – together with our UN Team – for a shift towards sustainable food…


ProVeg South Africa Wheels out Plant-Based Options for Cape Town Cycle Tour

This year’s iconic annual Mother City cycle tour saw the return of an excess of 30,000 riders - both domestic and international - for the 46th edition of the world’s largest individually timed race.  In the days…


Vegan Fine Dining: It’s Not an Oxymoron

Who says that plant-based foods are boring?  When last did you sit around a table with meat eaters only to be told ad nauseam about how plant dishes could never titillate or satisfy their palate? Have you ever…


Four reasons why going plant-based promotes social justice

Every year on 20 February, the United Nations celebrates World Day of Social Justice as an acknowledgement of the need to build a more just and inclusive world. In that light, we explore four reasons why adopting…


An Interview with Nicola Kagoro (‘Chef Cola’) of ‘African Vegan on a Budget’

Nicola Kagoro also known as Chef Cola, is a pioneering female Zimbabwean vegan chef at the helm of African Vegan-on-a-Budget (AVB) a company developed in 2016 to showcase Chef Cola’s cuisine, as well as to actively…


Hungry for Change: Plant-Based Options at Fast Food Franchises on the Rise 

Friendliness for vegan and vegetarian consumers ranked as more restaurants serve up alternatives South Africans sure do love their fast food, and issues such as the COVID-19 lockdowns and the never ending disruption…