About

Vegilicious is an organisation whose main mission is to help accelerate the transition to a food system that is more healthy, sustainable, and animal-friendly. We’re working to showcase veganism as a viable alternative to the status quo. In June 2018 we will officially join ProVeg International and become ProVeg South Africa, joining ProVeg chapters in Germany, the UK, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands. ProVeg’s mission is to reduce the global consumption of animal products by 50% by the year 2040.

We believe that the best way to inspire people to consider more conscious lifestyle choices  is to make it easier and more accessible – mostly, we let the food do the talking. We host cooking classes, film screenings (with free food!), plant-based braais, food tastings, catered wellness weekends, vegan cheese & wine evenings and more… We also work with businesses and organisations to help them meet the growing demand for vegan products. In partnering with ProVeg International we aim to significantly increase the scope of our advocacy, and introduce larger national and international campaigns to the South African vegan movement.

Our story begins in 2011, where we started out as a project under UCT’s Green Campus Initiative (GCI). As interest in the project grew, it was separately registered as a UCT student society in 2014. Since then, the organisation has grown beyond the domain of UCT, and now operates for the wider community. Vegilicious still exists and thrives as a UCT student society, working in parallel with the off-campus NPO, to work towards a more vegan-friendly campus. Exciting times lie ahead as we transition to ProVeg South Africa.

Vegilicious is a registered non-profit organisation (155-959 NPO).

About

Vegilicious is a volunteer-run non-profit organisation (155-959 NPO) whose main mission is to help mainstream veganism in Cape Town.

Our story starts in 2011, where we started out as a project under UCT’s Green Campus Initiative (GCI). While both share the same passion for environmental sustainability, it became clear that Vegilicious had a separate overall mission and as interest grew, it was separately registered as a UCT student society in 2014.

Since then, the organisation has grown beyond the domain of UCT, and now operates for the wider Cape Town vegan community, and former UCT students who still want to be a part of Vegilicious’ mission.

We’re working to take veganism out of the fringe and into the mainstream, making the word “vegan” a more familiar and positive term for the average Capetonian, and showcasing the lifestyle as a viable alternative to the status quo: for health, environment, and animals.

We believe that the best way to inspire people to consider a vegan lifestyle is to let the food do the talking. So, most of our advocacy efforts centre around food-related events: cooking classes, film screenings with free food, vegan braais, food tastings, catered wellness weekends, vegan cheese & wine evenings and hanging-out with awesome, like-minded people – with food to share, of course!

Vegilicious still exists and thrives as a UCT student society, working in parallel with the NPO, to work towards a more vegan-friendly campus. One of our greatest achievements to date has been to help one of the largest food service providers at UCT introduce a wide range of vegan options in their outlets.

Meet the team

Top-down, left-right: Nina Esterhuysen, Brendan Argent, Teagan O’Gorman, Matthew de Kock, Donovan Will, Leozette Roode, Garth Tavares, Muriel Argent

Meet the team

Top-down, left-right: Garth Tavares, Muriel Argent, Teagan O’Gorman, Donovan Will, Matthew de Kock, Leozette Roode, Nina Esterhuysen, Brendan Argent