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Veganism isn’t new for Africans—it’s a return to our roots, say these chefs and entrepreneurs

Article written by Nikita Singh for Quartz Africa.   South Africans love meat. Ask anyone what our national dish is: they’ll probably say a braai or shisa nyama, which in Zulu literally translates to ‘burn…

Earth Overshoot Day 2019

CLIMATE CHANGE, SPECIES GOING EXTINCT, RISING SEA LEVELS AND DISAPPEARING RAINFORESTS ARE JUST SOME OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF MODERN HUMAN HABITS. 150 YEARS AGO, HUMANKIND’S ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT WAS BARELY NOTICEABLE.   Today…

Announcing World Plant Milk Day 2019

In 2017, ProVeg and Plant Based News declared 22 August World Plant Milk Day! This international event raises awareness of plant milks’ widespread availability, versatility, and delicious taste while highlighting…

Vegan, Queer and Proud

With the rainbow-coloured pride flags flooding our social media feeds in celebration of Pride Month, the month of June is dedicated to honouring those who stood up for their rights during the Stonewall Riots of…

World Environment Day 2019: #BeatAirPollution

UN World Environment Day - 5 June   On 15 March 2019, the head of Chinese delegation, Zhao Yingmin, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment, and Joyce Msuya, Acting Head of UN Environment, jointly announced…

The Fry Family Food Co. Launches New Plant-Based Fish-Style Fillets

Written by Tammy Fry, International Marketing Director of The Fry Family Food Co. and Director of Meat Free Mondays in South Africa   As a family business, all of our products are created…

Veganism Popularity at an All-Time High in South Africa According to Google Trends Data

Article written by Corina Melania for Chef's Pencil. The popularity of veganism has exploded worldwide and 2019 has been officially declared the Year of the Vegan by the Economist. So what about Africa? Has…

EU set to ban ‘veggie burger’ names and continue factory farms subsidies

When is a veggie sausage not a sausage? We, at ProVeg, are one of many groups working hard to challenge a recent EU proposal that would prohibit producers of vegan or vegetarian food from labelling their products…

2019: A Year of Collaboration

At the end of January, ProVeg South Africa, Humane Society International - Africa and Ubuntu Wellness Centre teamed up to bring together a group of leaders from like-minded organisations in the animal welfare, animal…

World Day of Social Justice: Why do we need racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work?

Our vision is a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for humans, animals and our planet, with the overall mission of reducing the global consumption of animals by 50% by the year…

Intro to Plant-Based Nutrition

As part of World Vegan Month, ProVeg South Africa gathered a team of experts at the University of Cape Town's Health Sciences Campus to share their knowledge and bust some myths surrounding vegan nutrition.    We…

TEDxCapeTown’s vegan Food Ethos

ProVeg SA was an official partner of TEDxCapeTown this year. This forward-thinking organisation has a 100% plant-based Food Ethos, according to which all their catering is vegan: from their internal team meetings…

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