March #FirstMondayTalk with Rohan Millson

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Low-Carb Fraudsters Exposed

Join us at Plant on 6 March 2017 at 17:30 for the #FirstMondayTalk with Rohan Millson, titled: Low-Carb Fraudsters Exposed.

Rohan Millson, author of a three-volume nutritional book set called “Why Animals Aren’t Food”, subtitled: “And how low-carb diets sicken and kill us.” will be the guest speaker at Plant for the #FirstMondayTalk in March. Rohan is a public speaker and educator on plants-only nutrition, along with Nicola Vernon, he founded and runs the Greyton Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Rohan watering pigs

Rohan is working on a follow-up book called “The Low-Carb Bullshit Artists Are Lying Us to Death.” It focusses on the low-carb fraudsters and paleofantasists and how they mangle the truth about human nutrition, to fool people into thinking its possible to eat animals and be healthy. His books are available in paperback and as e-books through Amazon.

During his talk, Rohan will walk the audience through Noakes’s contribution to “The Real Meal Revolution” and show how each page he writes contains something stupid or something false. This is a fascinating and enlightening talk, not to be missed. There will be a chance to ask questions after the talk and engage with others.

There will be a cash bar and the Plant ‘small plates’ menu will be available.

Rohan if you loved animals 2

Date: 6 March 2017
Venue: Plant, 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town
Time: 17:30 onwards
Menu: Cash bar and small plates menu will be available
Cost: no charge

Please see Greyton Farm Animal Sancturay Facebook for more information:

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Cultivating Whole Body Wellness

Dr Sedicka Laskery

#FirstMondayTalk – Plant

Plant is very please to announce our next guest speaker for #FirstMondayTalk for February 2017 is Dr Sedicka Laskery.

Dr Sedicka Laskery explains “As a passionate, motivational and educational speaker, I take it upon myself to facilitate various ways and means to empower society as a whole, about what I call, “whole body wellness”. She aims to enlighten communities and provide guidance on how to appropriately reach optimum health – in other words cultivating balance and supportive health. And she will be doing this at Plant on Monday 6 February 2017 at 17:30.


Dr Laskery has previously featured on radio – Cape Talk, Bush Radio, Voice of the Cape & 786FM; and television – Espresso & Morning Live. She has lectured two-day nutritional courses, has been a guest speaker at public and private functions (NGO and wellness events for corporates) and has published an article in the Wellness Warehouse magazine.

At the #FirstMondayTalk, Sedicka will share with the audience how Integrative Medicine is taking the world by storm and she will explain how it aids healing holistically. Awareness around the integrative medicine approach is growing slowly in South Africa and during the first part of the talk, she will walk through the paradigm shift needed to embrace how whole body wellness is achieved i.e. firstly to make the mindset change on how one perceives health and ill health, then too acknowledge that we need a preventative and supportive means in the toxic world we live in to achieve a higher level of optimum health.


This mind shift is integral in order to observe how the rest falls into place and to be mindful about ones lifestyle. The second part of the talk focuses on the topic of inflammation. Dr Laskery will try to use the root cause to illustrate how that paradigm shift plays out in preventative and supportive healing with a lot of education around the topic and it’s relevance to good health and ill health. She will touch on the difference between acute and chronic inflammation and what inflammation’s role is in the body and when it becomes a hazard. Often society overlooks the aspect of vague symptoms they experience and its link to a serious root cause of potential disease. The aim is to prevent disease and treat the dis-ease in the body by being mindful in our daily lives and not to wait for the symptom to become problematic with detrimental long-term effects. Her aim is to empower you to respond faster and cultivate your balance.

Do not miss out on this motivational and educational talk to become acquainted with holistic health and an integrative approach to inflammation. Inflammation affects us all irrespective of how healthy or fit you may be…

There will be a chance to ask questions after the talk and engage with others.

There will be a cash bar and the Plant ‘small plates’ menu will be available.

Date: 6 February 2017
Venue: Plant, 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town
Time: 17:30 onwards
Menu: Cash bar and small plates menu will be available
Cost: no charge

Please see Dr Sedicka Laskery’s website for more information: 

Integrative Creative Wellness
Whole Body Wellness
Dr Sedicka Laskery
Integrative medicine
Holistic and preventative approach to medicine and healing
The role of inflammation in the body

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau in Cape Town on 4 January 2017

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Plant Cape Town

Join South African Vegan Society and PLANT for an informal gathering with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Vegan Author and Speaker, cultural commentator, and podcaster. This is an opportunity to meet Colleen and spend some intimate time with her so bring your questions and enjoy some great vegan food and company.

There will be a cash bar with delicious vegan food provided.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals.

A recognised expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought,” which was voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers.

Colleen has appeared on national and regional TV programs, including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX. Interviews with her have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Times, Pacifica Radio, Rodale News, and in countless publications, blogs, and podcasts.

Her recipes have been featured on and, and she is a featured guest on Delicious TV’s Vegan Mashup, a program that airs on public television. Colleen is a regular contributor to Perspectives on KQED, National Public Radio’s San Francisco affiliate.

Colleen lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two cats, Charlie and Michiko.

Deep House Brunch every Sunday at Plant


Sunday’s just got better… we are now open on Sundays for brunch and better still, we will be playing sexy deep house tunes.

Most Sundays you will enjoy a live DJ from 12pm – 4pm. Plus we have a special brunch menu and tempting drink specials every week, including Mimosa and Bloody Mary to get you over Saturday night and well into Sunday…

Come join the good food music vibe and make your Sunday a fun-day.


Dr Melanie Joy comes to South Africa

Leading animal advocates Dr Melanie Joy (USA) and Tobias Leenaert (Belgium) will be taking part in a series of exciting events taking place across the country in November 2016.

Fry’s Family Foods and Meat Free Mondays SA are looking forward to hosting these two inspirational speakers in SA for the Carnism & CEVA talks taking place next month. Don’t miss these talks!

For more information click on the links below and see posters:

Dr Melanie Joy in South Africa:

Carnism Poster Carnism Poster

Free Talk: Superfood Sport Nutrition


newsflashFREE TALK: Superfood Sport NutritionSUPERFOODS FOR ATHLETES!DATE: Monday, 16th May
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
VENUE: Plant, 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town
BOOK HERE:“To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month, or even one year, but for a lifetime.” – Bill Rodgers, American runner & record holder“How can I better my performance every time I go out there and face the elements? How can I prepare for the best race of my life?”

If you’re an athlete or even just a lover of sport, you probably ask yourself these questions everyday.

With the colder seasons drawing in, we’ve got the excuse to stay curled under the covers, stay at home and keep the comfort levels up. This is the time to go against the grain; put on those track pants, climbing shoes, wet suit or vibrams and get ACTIVE!
Find those “WOW” moments while riding that long wave, climbing that steep cliff, cycling up that killer hill, running those torturous yet exhilirating trails and mastering those advanced yoga poses. Experience the hours of euphoria after working through the blood, sweat and tears!
Training plays a big role, so does one’s state of mind, but what about nutrition? 

At a stage, organic whole-foods were enough to sustain athletes, but times have changed and we can’t talk proper Sport Nutrition, if we don’t talk Superfoods. Superfoods are the choice of the Super-Athlete!

Because we want you to run that extra mile, we have put together a special free talk on SUPERFOOD SPORT NUTRITION. The best part is that this talk will be hosted by two great athletes, Nico Pfitzenmaier and Werner Daniel:

Werner Daniel (our very own Superfoods sales manager!) has worked with, and used Superfoods for the last 6 years.  He has a Certification in Raw Nutrition through David Wolfe, has in-depth knowledge on Superfoods and is beyond passionate about the Rawlicious way of life. He is a Vibram five fingers trail-running athlete, and has successfully used Superfoods to boost his performance.

Nico Pfitzenmaier is a passionate mountain biker and xterra (off road triathlon) athlete who also has experience in bodywork, sports massage and holistic healing. He is on a vegan, 80% raw, Superfoods and wheat & refined-sugar-free diet. By using Superfoods, his recovery time went down, his endurance increased, he keeps injury-free, feels more energetic and healthier than ever before. Nico often competes against other athletes that are half his age!

Come hear where they started, what they dreamt of, the obstacles and the achievements, and how Superfoods had a BIG ROLE to play in it ALL.

We look forward to seeing you there, and helping you activate the gene of the Super-Human-Athlete within, so that you may prepare for the best race of your life!

To your radiant health,

Peter & Beryn and the Superfoods team.


Philip Wollen talks to Cape Town

Phil-WollenDon’t miss philanthropist and supporter of non-violence, Phil Wollen, in action on 9 March!

Vegilicious will be hosting a talk by Philip Wollen, former Vice President of Citibank and founder of the Kindness Trust, entitled “Ethics, Peace & Occam’s Razor: Veganism – the new Swiss Army Knife” on Wed 9 March, 6 for 6.30pm in the ChemEng Seminar Room. Fee is R20 – vegan refreshments will be provided.

For catering purposes, RSVP:

In his talk, Philip Wollen takes you briefly on his private journey from the corporate world to kindness in action; from the world of lobsters and Lear jets to shelters and slaughterhouses. Like Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) his initiative, “Kindness Sans Frontières” also crosses the borders of nations, religions, and politics. But he also crosses the bloodiest border of all, the “Border of Species”. He then explores the intersection of faith, literature, ethics, and solving the grave problems that beset us. . . . threats to Peace, to the Environment, to our Economies, Human Health and ultimately and most importantly, to our Consciences. He presents a powerful case for the Vegan Imperative”.

Philip Wollen is an excellent speaker – see his talk on “Animal should be off the menu”

“Animal Rights is now the greatest Social Justice issues since the abolition of slavery” – Philip Wollen

Plant Supports ‘GREEN MONDAY’ in South Africa

Plant Green Monday


Cape Town, South Africa (October 7, 2015) Humane Society International today announced the launch of Green Monday in South Africa. The new initiative, which aims to improve animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability, will be formally inaugurated in Cape Town on Monday, with the premiere of a video narrated by actress Natalie Becker.

Green Monday will not only benefit animals, but will also play an important part in improving human health and safeguarding the environment by encouraging and empowering local governments, private companies and individuals to decrease  their consumption of eggs, meat and dairy products. South Africa is one of the first countries where HSI is introducing the concept.

Early supporters of the campaign include Baboon Matters, Beauty Without Cruelty, Fry’s Family Foods, GRASS Consumer Action, Greenpeace Africa, Greyton Transition Town, Hungry Herbivore, Plant Restaurant, Truth Coffee Roasting, SAFCEI and Soil For Life, in addition to celebrities such as Anji Woodley, Armand du Plessis, Braam Malherbe, Chef Kamini Pather, Natalie Becker, Nicole Flint, Siv Ngesi, Stevie French, Tamerin Jardine and Vanessa Haywood.

 Says Tozie Zokufa, program manager for HSI South Africa: “Farm animals are often raised in crowded factory farms that pollute the environment, in addition to causing tremendous animal suffering. From land use to water use and water pollution, to greenhouse gas emissions, there are few areas of the environment that aren’t affected in some way by animal agriculture. Cutting back on animal-sourced foods once a week can decrease our environmental footprint and help keep us healthy too. Studies show that individuals who eat a balanced plant-based diet, on average, have lower body weights, decreased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.”

 Zokufa concludes: “When South Africans sign on to Green Monday, they make a statement about the kind of world they want to live in and leave to their children. That world will be much healthier, cleaner and more humane.”

 Natalie Becker, actress and media personality, adds: “I advocate conscious living as a way of life and Green Monday South Africa is a step in the right direction.”

For more information on Green Monday, and to sign the pledge, visit

Like us on Facebook Follow @GreenMondaySA on Twitter #GreenMondaySA.

Media Contacts

Tozie Zokufa, HSI Program Manager,

Galia Kerbel, Greater Than,

Cara Fowler, Greater Than,

 About HSI

Humane Society International and its partner organizations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organisations. For more than 20 years, HSI has been working for the protection of all animals through the use of science, advocacy, education and hands on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide – on the Web at

World Day for Farmed Animals


“Most farmed animals are starved for at least 12 hours on their way to slaughter.” On 2nd October, in solidarity and remembrance of their suffering, both Plant branches will be closed for the day. We encourage you to join us and millions of others around the world in a one-day #FastAgainstSlaughter.

We too believe through ‘voluntary sacrifice of food on this day, we amplify the voices of the billions of farmed animals suffering around the world’. Do your part to help mobilise a ‘compassionate global community’, join the movement and take the Fast Against Slaughter pledge.

Should you choose, you may also make a donation.

In celebration of the movement, Plant will host a “Break-the-Fast” event on October 3rd, please join us for a brunch special at both locations. It will be a great moment for all who participated in the fast to connect with one another in the community.

Plant is a proud supporter of World day for Farmed Animals.

Also of interest:

There is a local (and global) March for Elephants, Rhinos & Lions on 3rd October, at 11am, from Kirstenbosch Click Here the Facebook Page

The event Animals Matter to Africa is taking place on Sat 3rd Oct: Click Here for the Facebook Page

It is World Animal Day on 4th October 2015: