Daniel S. Tevera is an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Geography, Environmental Studies, and Tourism, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has received widespread recognition for his research on urban food systems, African migration, urban informality, and environmental security. He has extensive research experience in southern Africa. He has participated in the African Food Security Urban Network, as a national team leader. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, UK, Gothenburg University, Sweden, Dartmouth College, USA, and Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany. He is the inaugural Programme Director of the Leadership for Environment and Development in Southern Africa (LEAD-SA).