We aim to create awareness about the need to transform our food system so that we can achieve Good, Clean and Fair Food for all in South Africa.

Slow Food South Africa is the local chapter of the global grassroots movement, Slow Food International.

The joint actions of our local Food Communities and the international Biodiversity Foundation projects we support, aim to challenge the destructive effects of the industrial food system. We intend to achieve cultural, social and economic equity and sustainable environmental benefits for our planet and all that is dependent on it.

We work to create a food system based on the principles of environmental sustainability, high quality and taste and social justice. In essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair as aligned to Slow Food International’s ethos.

We seek to move our culture away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and towards the cultural, social and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, preserving local biodiversity and connecting with local producers and growers.

Join or form a Food Community 

Self organised groupings who are committed to living, sharing or promoting the aims of the Slow Food movement

Attend an event or gathering

There is always something cooking with Slow Food South Africa! Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming activities.

Nominate an Ark of Taste product

We raise awareness about the need to preserve local biodiversity through Slow Food’s Ark of Taste program.