Growing Food. Thinking Future. Talking People.
Western Cape, South Africa – Food For Mzansi – a local digital initiative – has received two nominations in the African Digital Media Awards 2019 presented by WAN-IFRA, the global organisation of the world’s press.
Food For Mzansi is an initiative created to introduce South Africans to the unsung heroes of the agricultural industry… saluting the unsung heroes!
The next time you eat a hamburger or drink a beer, remember that the food you eat and the drinks you enjoy started in the soil somewhere. It was put there and protected from drought, disease and pests by the hands of our highly skilled agriculturists. When you share a pizza or gather for shisa nyama, raise a glass to the long chain of hands, who delivered it to you. They buried their money in the ground, saw to the health and productivity of what was growing there and found markets and supply chains to get the products to your table.
As you put food in your supermarket trolley, spare a thought for the industry of land investors, farm and factory workers, scientists and marketers who enable South Africa to be the most food-secure country in Africa. These are the food stories you don’t often hear.
“We unashamedly share success stories and good news from the farms and agri-businesses who feed South Africa. We believe in the power of agriculture to promote nation-building and social cohesion by telling stories that are often overlooked by broader society.”
And the platform has just received two nominations in the African Digital Media Awards 2019 presented by WAN-IFRA, the global organisation of the world’s press!
“We were nominated as Africa’s Best Digital News Start-up as well as Best in Social Media Engagement – a tremendous achievement bearing in mind that entries were submitted from across Africa, including Burundi, Nigeria, South Africa, Morocco, Kenya and Egypt.”
The awards will be announced on 11 September 2019 at the Digital Media Africa conference.