Zayaan Khan – Food Activist

  Zayaan Khan, image by Ishay Govender-Ypma Food activist, seed librarian and community-driven leader, Zayaan Khan is changing the foodscape from the ground up. Written for Kulula's inflight magazine, Khuluma, 21 June 2017 Food As Sustenance, Knowledge, Life “Try this,” Capetonian Zayaan Khan (32) says, a headscarf draped loosely bandana-style over her cropped [...]

Berlin’s Eco-Friendly Future

Green Berlin is not the future, it is happening today. Berliners are propagating the message that cramped urban cities can transform to accommodate a safer, more sustainable future. Ishay Govender-Ypma examines three projects in progressive Kreuzberg for Business Day Wanted Magazine. In 2011 former French Minister of Culture Jack Lang remarked: “Paris is always Paris, but [...]

By |2018-08-19T16:24:06+00:00May 18th, 2017|Environment, Europe, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

Travel in the Time of Trump – Why We Must Speak Up

Photo by Ishay Govender-Ypma I arrived in New York on a day that the world changed. I had to lend my voice. For Marie Claire SA, 2 February 2017 I arrived in New York City, via John F Kennedy airport on 28 January 2017 around 11AM. Unbeknown to me, at almost the same [...]

Hiking the Drakensberg Amphitheatre – Shakes & Ladders

Tackling the Drakensberg Amphitheatre with a disabling fear of heights and sedentary city-lifestyle are some of the challenges that newbie-hiker Ishay Govender-Ypma faces head-on in the Drakensberg.

By |2017-07-03T21:07:36+00:00February 7th, 2016|Environment, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

The City of Berlin is Going Green

Eco-Forward and Going Green - Berlin, Germany Gritty, hip, cosmopolitan – Berlin is known by many names. Eco-forward and environmentally conscious are also some of them, as Ishay Govender-Ypma discovered.  Berlin is going green: Etihad In-flight Magazine, Nov 2015. Berlin is known to be cosmopolitan, energetic, gritty and hard-hitting in attitude. It’s also far greener than you may [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:24:15+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Environment, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

The Story of the Knysna Oyster

The Story of the Knysna Oyster - a complicated journey to the plate oysters in Kynsna The Knysna oyster farms have been shut for years, yet the town still retains its title of oyster capital of South Africa. Where do the oysters we consume come from? From rocky surface to the chilled restaurant [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:30:03+00:00April 4th, 2015|Environment, Food, Reported Work|0 Comments

Stellenbosch beyond the vineyards

Stellenbosch beyond the vineyards - Western Cape   Traditionally, Stellenbosch has been the town of wineries and wealthy students. There is much more to experience though, as Ishay Govender-Ypma discovered: Stellenbosch beyond the vineyards. For Business Day 5 Dec 2014.   Mandela art work Cultural Immersion Through the tight alleyways, single file we follow Thembi [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:32:41+00:00January 7th, 2015|Environment, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

The Problem with the Honey Bees

The Problem with the Honey Bees  - CCD in South Africa Around the world, the number of bees has dropped dramatically in recent years. Vital pollinators of many of our fruits and vegetables, beekeepers and farmers are on red alert. What are the reasons behind this sudden change? Ishay Govender-Ypma investigates the probelm(s) with the honey [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:44:49+00:00September 17th, 2014|Environment, Reported Work|0 Comments

Entomophagy – Insects as Food

Entomophagy – Insects as Food and the Future Entomophagy is the widely popular practice of eating insects. When viewed from a nutritional and environmentally sustainable perspective, many leading scientists predict entomophagy to be the next big food trend. Ishay Govender-Ypma investigates entomophagy – insects as food and the future.  For SAA Mango Juice, May 2014 [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:53:46+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Environment, Food, Reported Work|0 Comments