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Slow Food South Africa

Join the Good. Clean. Fair. Movement!

Slow Food in South Africa is made up of a network of food communities, supporters, producers, participants, activists and volunteers that reflect the diversities and extremes of our country. We create awareness about the need to transform the dominant food system to achieve Good, Clean and Fair Food for All in our country. 

  • GOOD

    Quality, flavorsome and healthy food. Delicious nutrition is an everyday right, create joyful community connections and advocate for diversity.


    Production that does not harm the environment. Protect natural resources, help people and the environment depend on each other and promote food that is local, seasonal and sustainably gown.

  • FAIR

    Accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers. Build local and global collaboration, welcome to all and fight for dignity of labour.

Our Philosophy


Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.

Conscious Consumerism - The movement links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. It encourages respecting seasonality, reducing environmental impact within food production and supporting local producers and culinary traditions.


We embrace the principles of environmental sustainability, social justice, food security and sovereignty.

Keeping Tradition Alive

Slow Food is intent on growing a network of supporters and producers who are aware of the negative impacts of the current food system, and who want to make change by promoting and supporting artisans and traditional methods of food production where culture, heritage and indigenous knowledge systems are virtues and engrained into production methods and systems. 


Preserving Biodiversity

Globalization and industrialization of food has resulted in standardizing taste and is destroying many food flavors and varieties. 

Food becomes more meaningful and enjoyable once your understanding of the origin and facets of food production increases. 


Building Relationships

Food should be grown and bought locally, prepared with care and consumed with appreciation.

Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.


Get involved in our PROJECTS!

We have many projects ongoing throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Lesotho.

Trending Projects

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One of our goals at Slow Food Youth Network is to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere.
We intend to achieve this by working with existing food gardens near schools, build new gardens and teach them techniques that are climate resilient requires less water have natural pest control and restores biodiversity. 




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10 000 Gardens in Africa

10,000 Gardens in Africa is an international project of Slow Food which aims to create 10,000 good, clean and fair gardens in African schools and communities, to provide platforms to teach young people about the importance of food biodiversity and give access to fresh and healthy food.

" Ten thousand good, clean and fair food gardens in African schools and communities means raising awareness among young generations about the importance of food biodiversity and access to healthy, fresh food, but also training a network of leaders aware of the value of their land and their culture who can serve as protagonists for change and the continent’s future..”

– Slow Food 10 000 Gardens in Africa
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Chefs' Alliance

A network of chefs and cooks from different parts of the world who are committed to defending biodiversity, to promoting local cultures and traditional gastronomic skills, and to supporting virtuous food producers who believe in the preservation of traditional knowledge and techniques and who work with respect for the environment and animal welfare.

"We strive to promote “good, clean and fair” food, giving concrete help to projects that defend local cultures and food biodiversity, a heritage that must be preserved everywhere in the world. The Slow Food Cooks’ Alliance is a network that unites cooks from all over the world.”

- Carlo Petrini (Slow Food International)
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Slow Food Youth Network

A world-wide network of young people creating a better future through food. The group raises awareness about important food issues such as how to feed the world, food waste and sustainable food production and introduce young people into the world of gastronomy.

"We are the movement for the next generation of leaders who seek to live in a world where food is truly good, clean and fair for all.”

– Slow Food Youth Network
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