KAS and NWU Conference


Critical Law and Governance Perspectives on Food Security in South Africa: Exploring the Role of Policy-Makers and other Stakeholders

Session 1: Legislative framework for GMOs

GMO-related Activities, Biosafety and Governance Issues in South Africa
Dr O Lim Tung (Faculty of Law, NWU)

Restrictions in governance of two laws that have major roles in food safety
Dr W Jansen van Rijssen (University of Pretoria)

Year of the soils - Video 1 Video 2
Mr Ian Steyn (Foundation for farming)

Session 2: Food Security

An assessment of the integration of food security, climate change and disaster risk reduction policies. A case of SA
Ms A Zembe (North-West University, Public Management)

Critical law and governance on food security
Dr WJ van der Walt (FOODNCROPBIO)

Intersection of multilevel government with food security imperatives
Ms S Johnstone (University Western Cape)

Session 3: International law legal perspectives

Sanitary and phytosanitary measures in the SADC region: a South African legal perspective
Ms B Joubert

A spring without water: the conundrum of anti-dumping duties in South African law
Mr C Vinti (University of the Free State)

Food security in South Africa: we need food, not biofuel
Mr J K Lupwana (University of Johannesburg)

Food versus fuel: lessons for SA?
Ms C Schultz & Mr G van Riet (North-West University)

Session 4: GMOs, Food Security and Reform 

South Africa’s Food security development challenges in the era of globalisation, affirmative action and land reform
Prof L Amusan & Makgosi L Kgoltleng (NWU, Politics department)

When is a regulatory measure deemed to be an expropriation
Ms P Dube (Centre for Constitutional Rights)


Beyond the economy of scale: The political risks of uncertainty with reference to agriculture.
Dr P Croucamp (University of Johannesburg)

Redistribution legislation, policies and programmes, and the place of sustainable agriculture in redistribution
Prof E du Plessis ( North-West University)

Panel discussion on government policy and practice: how do we reconcile food security, land reform and GMOs?

The NWU Faculty of Law and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation are bound by section 16 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 to allow freedom of expression. However, opinions, views and conclusions expressed at the Colloquium are those of the presenters and/or participants and not necessarily those of the organising institutions.