Covid-19 Food Policy in South Africa – The First Four Months

Covid-19 Food Policy in South Africa - The First Four Months

Data by Laura Pereira, Visualisation by Gavin Wren

This Covid Food Policy Tracker captured food policy-in-the-making, as the South African government responded to the crisis between March and July 2020. All of the policies collected have been converted into a visual story using the Flourish data visualisation platform.

About the authors

Laura Pereira

Dr Laura Pereira is currently based between the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, the Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. She also holds an honorary position as a senior researcher at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She holds a DPhil in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Oxford, a BSc (Hons) majoring in Zoology, Ecology and Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy from St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Gavin Wren

Gavin is the communications officer for the Food Research Collaboration. He is a creative food systems professional who works on projects involving policy communication and creative media. His primary interest is translating research and policy into effective media for different audiences. He is a graduate of MSc Food Policy from City, University of London and is food policy representative for The Guild of Food Writers.

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