Fertility Show Africa returns to Gauteng

Fertility Show Africa (FSA) – which takes place on August 5 and 6 – returns to Gauteng with a very special and not-to-be-missed offer, free entry into The Plant Powered Show which makes its Joburg debut this year.

FSA – Africa’s only show targeted at those trying to conceive and those on a journey to parenthood, takes place on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre.

The good news is that those who purchase tickets to this ground-breaking event will receive free entry into The Plant Powered Show (TPPS), which will be running at the same venue that weekend.

Says Heidi Warricker, CEO of FSA: “It makes perfect sense to align the two shows as global studies have shown that plant powered nutrition for both partners can have an important impact on the ability to conceive. So come and explore and discover the latest cutting-edge technologies, products and solutions in the field of fertility and then head off to TPPS which comes to Gauteng for the first time this year after sold-out shows in Cape Town.”

Registered Dietician Danya Falkson, who will be talking about ‘The Impact of Nutrition on Fertility’ at the FSA’s Expert Talks zone, adds: “Plant-based food sources contribute many of the vital nutrients needed as part of a balanced diet to support fertility in both men and women. Increasing the intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts/seeds and plant-based proteins, such as lentils, beans and legumes, can certainly assist in managing glucose levels, improving ovulation and meeting nutrient needs naturally, without relying too heavily on nutritional supplements.”

This fourth edition of Fertility Show Africa (FSA) will give those attending the

opportunity to engage with specialists and experts in a supportive and unobtrusive environment, making the show an invaluable resource for those looking to start or expand their family. FSA presents a unique opportunity to meet some of the best specialists, embryologists, nurses, psychologists, social workers and fertility coaches and ask questions, find answers and gather all the necessary information to support their journey to parenthood.


FSA will run alongside The Plant Powered Show (TPPS) – in Gauteng for the first time after successful runs in Cape Town – and FSA ticket holders get free entry into TPPS and vice versa. TPPS promotes healthy eating and a plant-based diet which has been shown to increase fertility. The two shows will run in totally separate venues within the Kyalami International Convention Centre.

FSA is proudly supported by IFAASA, SASREG (South African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy) and media partners Fertility Road, Europe’s first IVF magazine aimed at helping women and men on their path to parenthood, and IVF Babble which provides guidance, support and medical advice from trusted experts as well as real life stories and the TTC (trying to conceive) community. Discovery Health Medical Scheme and Fin Medical Loans join this year as sponsors of the Expert Talks zone.

Fertility Show Africa takes place on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 at the Kyalami International Convention Centre from 10:00 to 17:00. Tickets are available from Quicket at https://www.quicket.co.za/events/207726-fertility-show-africa-2023

Tickets cost R195 per person, while a pair of tickets is R350 (valid for two people, one day only). Full weekend admission is R565 (valid for two people, Saturday and Sunday).

Learn more at www.fertilityshowafrica.com

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Italian Lentil & Spinach Soup

With its clean and simple flavours, this light Italian-style lentil soup is delicious served hot with grated Parmesan cheese and warm hunks of wholewheat bread. You can add any other vegetables of your choice to this dish such as celery or red peppers. Serve with a generous portion of wild rice, quinoa or millet.


200g carrots, peeled

1 onion, peeled

1 large baby marrow

45ml vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

500ml water

1 cup vegetable stock

400g chopped Italian tomatoes

2½ ml dried origanum

2½ml dried thyme

400g tin of lentils, drained

100g fresh spinach or Swiss chard

Sea salt and ground black pepper

Juice of a lemon


Cut the carrots, onions and baby marrow into small cubes. Set the baby marrow cubes to one side. Heat the oil in a large pot and add the onions and carrots. Fry for a couple of minutes, then add the chopped garlic. Cook for a further minute, without allow the garlic to brown. Add the water and the contents of the vegetable stock, along with the tinned tomatoes, origanum and thyme. Bring to a boil and cover. Simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the reserved baby marrow cubes, the drained lentils and the spinach (or Swiss chard), and simmer for a further 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add a squeeze of lemon juice for freshness. Serve hot with wholewheat bread.

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