But zero hunger countries are still a long way off, especially in South Africa,

where 51,1% (29 million) people have been forced to make compromises on

the quality and/or quantity of the food consumed, or even have run out of

food in 2018.

This situation is unacceptable for the human development capacity, moreover if we focus on the immense quantity of global food production and food waste. Indeed, food insecurity should not be handled as a production problem only, but as a result of a dysfunction in the food system, one of the core causes being financial and geographical accessibility.

As ORIBI Village, we believe that social entrepreneurs can help to build a more productive, efficient, inclusive, sustainable, transparent, and resilient food system by addressing three challenges: operational excellence, supply chain orchestration, and transparency.

This is why we designed the first tailor-made incubation programme supporting entrepreneurs, organizations & innovators working towards a sustainable & equitable food system.

READ OUR ARTICLE: What Is The Role For Social Entrepreneurs In Addressing The Food Security Challenge In Cape Town?

Food security is an issue that States, and international institutions have tried to address. Ending hunger by 2030 is one of the United Nation’s priority and the Right to Food is enshrined by the

South African Constitution.


We are currently supporting seven socially-driven initiatives in Cape Town and surrounding townships.



Through weekly workshops, masterclasses, and individual mentoring sessions, the entrepreneurs are given key tools to turn their idea into a sustainable business model. After a journey of nearly 1 year, we are proud to celebrate with them their small wins and big successes

- 25 Workshops facilitated 

- 15 Masterclasses hosted  

- 140 Follow-ups ensured

- 5 Operational partnerships concluded

- 3 Videos realized    

- 6 Events organized

- Shopit is a finalist in the MIT Innovation Challenge Africa 2019     

- Making Kos is launching the first "indigeneous food meal-box" in South Africa in partnership

with Ucook

- PEDI has launched a prototype with 13 small-scale farmers, multiplying by 6 and a half their monthly revenues

- Ubuhle Bendalo created their first job


Oribi Village has teamed up with The Southern Africa Food Lab to perpetuate and scale up its support for entrepreneurs working to tackle food insecurity. From farm to fork, let’s create a more sustainable & equitable food system!