Who we are. Why Vegan eKasi?
About Vegan eKasi
Vegan eKasi is a movement that aims to increase awareness about the benefits of a plant-based diet and healthy living in Black townships and disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
Lifestyle/preventable diseases affect townships the most and research has proven that healthy plant-based (vegan) eating can drastically reduce their impact.
This website is dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and assisting people eKasi to adopt and maintain a healthy vegan lifestyle in the simplest, cost effective and delicious way possible.
- The latest health news;
- Our lifestyle journey (highs and lows) of being a Vegan eKasi and how we manage to maintain and advance in our lifestyle by keeping it simple and affordable (because you don’t need all that expensive stuff many internet vegans want to eat from the supermarkets);
- Testimonies/profiles of the benefits of the vegan lifestyle from black people eKasi and around the world;
- Weekly Delicious vegan meal recipes
- Weekly Health tips, etc.
- Vegan Humor
- Positive affirmations and quotes for spiritual upliftment, etc.
Meet the Vegan eKasi Team
The Vegan eKasi team currently consists of Yahav Ben Ahmadiel and Shaiyah Eshet Yahav; a couple based in Durban, KwaZulu Natal (South Africa). Yahav has been living the vegan lifestyle for 13 years, and Shaiyah for 5 years.
Together we have 18 years of vegan experience to share with you and yours.
Shaiyah is a vegan health activist and journalist with experience in the communications and bookselling fields. She was born and raised in uMlazi M section in Durban. She is also a new mother who is passionate about vegan food preparation and a healthy natural lifestyle.
She is responsible for the writing and research of most of the blog posts on the Vegan eKasi website and social media pages.
Yahav is a recording artist, drummer/percussionist, graphics designer, writer and African history scholar. He was born and raised in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth. He has more than 7 years of experience in the retail health/pharmacy environment.
Yahav is responsible for all Vegan eKasi, designs as well as marketing and branding activities. Beyond that, he is a loving husband and father who is passionate about creating a positive and life-giving environment for his people.
This site is offered for informational purposes only and is protected under freedom of speech. It is not medical advice nor should it be construed as such. Nothing in this site is intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Always consult with a qualified health professional before making any changes to your diet, prescription drug use, lifestyle or exercise activities. This information is provided as-is, and the reader assumes all risks from the use, non-use or misuse of this information. The information in this site is not all necessarily supported by conventional medicine or most physicians. It is, however, the Truth.