Tiger Brands, Africa’s largest food producer, invites the government, private sector, academia, NGOs, communities and civil society to join this live webcast on how food producers and food partners impact food security and supply.
We will discuss:
- Why food security remains an issue in a country with a food production surplus
- Lessons learnt over the past few months on getting food to people quickly
- How the role of partnerships has helped with the structural inadequacies that hindered efforts to get food to the hungry
- Which vulnerable communities have been hit hardest, and how to ensure that they are adequately fed in the coming months especially with concerns of a second wave
- What needs to be done to secure long-term provision and access especially for the most vulnerable
- The future of food
Your questions are welcome during the live session.
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Group Executive Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Tiger Brands
Mary-Jane has over 20 years’ business experience having spent the last couple of years leading the Global Capital Campaign for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust. Prior to this, she held the position of Executive Head of Corporate Affairs and Executive Committee member at Anglo American Platinum Limited. She also has extensive experience having worked internationally with BP and fulfilled the roles in International Audit, Risk Management and Assurance and Marketing Operations. Mary-Jane has a Bachelor’s of Social Science from UCT with Post Graduate studies in Arts & Sciences from Harvard University, as a visiting fellow.
Operations Manager at Tiger Brands Foundation
Karl is responsible for implementing and optimising the various programmes of the foundation. Before joining the Tiger Brands Foundation, some of Karl’s career highlights include serving as Director of Programmes for Eastern and Southern Africa at SOS Children’s Villages International, responsible for 25 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was also Director of Programmes at SOS Children’s Villages Sweden, where he guided the creation of SOS Children’s Villages Sweden’s first local intervention, which focused on working with unaccompanied minor refugees. Karl holds an MA in Psychology from the University of South Africa.
Andy Du Plessis
Managing Director of FoodForward SA
Andy joined FoodForward SA in 2013, a registered NPO focused on nationwide hunger relief efforts using a unique model called Foodbanking, which involves the recovery of quality edible surplus food from the food supply chain for redistribution to address food insecurity. He holds an Honours Degree in Public Administration; and an MPhil Degree in Theology, is passionate about the development sector, and seeks to find innovative and creative ways to improve the lives of vulnerable people and communities.
Anchor on TV news channel eNCA
Marcelle earned her stripes as a field radio reporter at the age of 19 and her media journey includes Primedia, Supersport, Kaya FM and Jacaranda FM, covering some of the biggest news and sports stories. Breakfast Talk Radio Executive Producer, Sports Presenter, Foreign Correspondent, Editor and TV News Anchor, are just some of the hats she has donned during her career spanning more than 20 years. She was also the Head of Programming on the original team that took talk radio station PowerFM to air in 2013.
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