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A Square Meal Closing Colloqium

RSVP now to attend the closing colloqium of A Square Meal on Saturday, 18 May 2024 with invited guests Loubie Rush (wild foods innovator), Ethel Piri (lecturer and researcher), Wamuwi Mbao (essayist and cultural critic) and Elsa Vogts (museologist)
Time: 9h00 – 14h00
Venue: GUS
Cost: R150 per person including refreshments & lunch; R80 for registered students
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We are limited to max. 40 guests; payment secures your spot! (send proof of payment to

Registrations close Monday 14 May at 12h00; registrations after this date will unfortunately be excluded from catering arrangements.

About our guest speakers 

Wawumi Mbao Eating Well: High-Foodie Culture and Culinary Capital in the South African Fine Dining Scene

Wamuwi Mbao is an essayist and cultural critic. He teaches at Stellenbosch University. He writes on literature, pop culture, and politics and is a literary reviewer for the Johannesburg Review of Books. He is the editor of Years of Fire and Ash: Poetry of Decolonization, an anthology of South African struggle poetry.

Ethel Phiri A Workshop Exploring the Potential of Sorghum

Dr Ethel Phiri is a lecturer and researcher at Stellenbosch University, focusing on the sustainable production of indigenous, underutilised, and emerging crops. She is the academic lead for the Faculty of AgriSciences’ MSc in Sustainable Agriculture programme. Additionally, Dr Phiri is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Underutilised Crops Research, aiming to highlight indigenous and neglected crops.

Loubie Rusch Where Order Meets Wild: Exploting Indigenous Food Cultivation, education and cooking

Elsa Vogts Chewing on ‘the Edible Museum’

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