FOOD SECURITY

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Uitenhage gogo feeds 100 people daily

Sheila Isaacs offers free meals to those in need

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 April 2018
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Philippi’s vegetables feed the hungry

Lavender Hill soup kitchens and businesses depend on cheap supplies

By Maryatta Wegerif - 1 November 2017
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Protecting the precious Philippi aquifer

If we stop producing, there’ll be empty shelves in the shops, say vegetable farmers

By Maryatta Wegerif - 30 October 2017
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City’s food basket faces uncertain future

The Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign have taken the City’s rezoning decision for judicial review

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 October 2017

Farmers speak out against new plant bills

Pending legislation will have a devastating effect if made into law, claim small scale producers

By Joseph Chirume - 26 September 2017
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Backyard veggie gardens put food on the table

Zimbabwean turns from teaching marketing to marketing vegetables

By Joseph Chirume - 18 September 2017
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Meet Khayelitsha’s guerilla gardeners

Ujamaa encourages people to be less dependent on supermarkets for food

By Christine Hogg - 17 July 2017
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Meet Einstein Sibanda and his free-range chicken farm

“I have had a passion for farming since secondary school”

By Tariro Washinyira - 27 June 2017
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Khayelitsha soup kitchen feeds dozens of people weekly

“People are hungry out there” says founder

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 7 February 2017
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“Locals are in love with spinach” says gardener

Zimbabwean widow grows hard to access fresh vegetables in PE

By Joseph Chirume - 20 December 2016
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Vegetable garden faces chop for being too ‘untidy’

"Not in our backyard," say library staff

By Ashleigh Furlong - 25 October 2016
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Women in Ruyterwacht help evicted and vulnerable

“This is a new South Africa, a South Africa for everybody, a South Africa of change, a South Africa to uplift our people. So what is happening here?”

By David Doochin - 23 September 2016
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Drought leaves women farmers open to exploitation

In Mozambique, women are caught between jealous absent husbands, money lenders and corrupt local chiefs

By Ray Mwareya - 14 September 2016
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Making gardens in Khayelitsha’s sandy soil

Ekasi Green Project shares its vegetables and knowledge with the community

By Pumla Tuko - 14 June 2016
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Bureaucratic budget leaves school kids hungry

Nutrition programme stretched at many schools classified as less poor

By Ashleigh Furlong - 18 May 2016

Award-winning Zimbabwean N7 farmers’ version of events disputed

Landowners give different account

By GroundUp Staff - 11 May 2016