Our Stunted Children: How to Prevent what is Rarely Cured

An estimated 27% of South African children are stunted.

19 November 2020.

Access to nutritious food is one of the key components of food security. For an estimated 1.7 million families in South Africa, access to nutritious food is a major difficulty and must be addressed if the initiatives to end child stunting are to succeed.

We convened a panel of thought leaders and experts to guide this critically important discussion on child stunting in South Africa, its impact on our society and interventions to eradicate it.

This webinar was recorded on 19 November 2020. It was presented by the FairPlay Movement in association with Food for Mzansi.

  • Moderators: Ivor Price and Dawn Noemdoe (Food for Mzansi).
  • Panelists: Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso (Grow Great) and Dr Marc Wegerif (University of Pretoria).
  • Host: Francois Baird (FairPlay).

Watch the webinar

Panelist profiles

Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso

Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso is the Executive Director of the Grow Great Campaign. She is a medical doctor by training, with a special interest in public health. She is a Rhodes Scholar and an alumnus of the University of Oxford where she gained both her Masters in Global Health Science and DPhil (PhD) in Population Health.

Dr Marc Wegerif

Dr Marc Wegerif is a Lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Pretoria. His research focusses on agrarian transformation and food systems.

He has over 30 years of development sector work experience from project level to national and international policy and advocacy. His Doctorate was obtained with the Rural Sociology Group at Wageningen University.

Ivor Price

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Food For Mzansi, Ivor Price, is a multi-award-winning journalist.

Dawn Noemdoe

Dawn Noemdoe is an editor at Food For Mzansi, as well as a journalist and content producer who cut her teeth in community radio.

Francois Baird

Francois Baird is the Founder of the FairPlay movement.