Tulisile Mbombo-Dweba

Tulisile Mbombo-Dweba
University of South Africa | unisa · Department of Agriculture and Animal Health

B degree, Honours, Masters, PhD

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Background Dietary diversity is a good alternative measure of the nutritional adequacy and food security. The present study assessed the household dietary diversity status and its determinants among agricultural households in the Nkomazi Local Municipality, South Africa. Methods Out of 543 households in the study area that were supported by the Ph...
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Demand for ethnic foods by the immigrant population has led to proliferation of ethnic food shops (shops selling foods eaten by different ethnic groups). However, the status of the food hygiene practices among these vendors is unknown. This study investigated food hygiene practices among informal ethnic food vendors in Gauteng Province (GP), South...
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The study analysed the food security status of agricultural households in Nkomazi Local Municipality, South Africa. Descriptive statistics, the food security index and multivariate analysis were used to realise the objectives of the study. The majority of respondents were females. Furthermore , respondents aged between 61 and 70 years and those who...
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Background: In addition to increasing access to fresh and affordable produce, home gardening enhances food security. This notwithstanding, there is no evidence of studies that have investigated factors correlated with home gardening in Gauteng Province (GP), South Africa. The present study investigated home gardening across the GP. Methods: Retr...
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Abstract. The adverse effects of migration on eating habits are well documented. Accessing healthy, culturally appropriate food is essential for achieving food security and overall health. However, less is known about the factors that affect post-immigration dietary choices. This scoping review assesses current findings regarding factors determinin...
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Migration poses a unique food challenge that has led to immigrant households failing to maintain their traditional food diets. Despite the growing number of Sub-Saharan immigrants living in South Africa, information regarding their dietary challenges and habits upon settlement in South Africa is limited. A descriptive study involving immigrant hous...
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Migration often leads to the loss of what is known as the “healthy immigrant effect” due to the adoption of unhealthy eating habits upon resettlement in host countries. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the current food practices of sub-Saharan immigrants residing in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Questionnaires were administered to 194...
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Micronutrient deficiency is a major challenge in resource poor households of South Africa. While traditional vegetables have been identified as one of the strategies to alleviate micronutrient deficiency in such households, research has shown a decline in the use of traditional vegetables in favour of introduced vegetables. Traditional vegetables,...
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Indigenous knowledge erodes rapidly. When the loss of this knowledge negatively affects the lives and health of traditionally living rural communities, a drive to conserve indigenous knowledge becomes vital. This article argues that the transfer of indigenous knowledge on traditional vegetables will ensure the availability and utilisation of this i...

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The overall aim of the project will to make a contribution towards a better understanding of the contribution of the ethnic food markets on the household food security of Sub-Saharan Immigrants. Furthermore, it is envisaged that the study will broaden the knowledge on dietary pattern of immigrants in order to design tailor made nutrition programmes.