Food security

Soup kitchens in Makhanda struggle to keep up as demand doubles

People running the kitchens say termination of the R350 Covid grant in April is directly linked to the increased demand

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News | 16 July 2021

Brakpan community members protect immigrant-owned spaza shops

What will our children eat if this looting does not stop? asks resident

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News | 15 July 2021

Food supply to 675,000 people cut off after Durban food bank ransacked

FoodForward SA closes branches nationwide because of insecurity

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News | 14 July 2021

“It’s hunger, my sister,” says Brakpan looter

Most Tsakane shops have been gutted

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News | 14 July 2021

KZN unrest: Old age homes running out of food

Facilities for the elderly in Durban are battling with staff shortages and are not getting food deliveries as looting continues

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News | 13 July 2021

This charity has been feeding Cape Town’s hungry for more than 80 years. Never have so many people queued for food

“The increase in numbers shows how much people are struggling out there”

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Feature | 8 July 2021

Sanitation worse than ever after floods hit informal settlement

Residents of Ethembeni in Khayelitsha say they urgently need ten to 15 chemical toilets

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Brief | 5 July 2021

Equal Education goes back to court to force government to feed hungry school children

Minister Motshekga and eight provincial education MECs in contempt of court, says NGO

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Law | 5 July 2021

Even the rats have left this household now that the cupboard is empty

Brother and sister used to rely on Covid-19 grant

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Brief | 17 June 2021

No vegetables, no fruit: surviving without the Covid-19 grant

Nocawa Maneli of Gqeberha lives off pap and rice supplied by relatives

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News | 9 June 2021

A quarter of Worcester’s children are stunted

Mothers who completed high school are much less likely to have stunted children

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News | 19 May 2021

Researchers call for full reopening of schools after report shows more than half of children miss meals

The total lost days of meals could be as high as 133 out of 211 school days

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News | 13 May 2021

50% of learners don’t get meals when they’re not at school, says Equal Education

Some schools in Gauteng and the North West are struggling to feed learners who are unable to get to school

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News | 28 April 2021

Equal Education demands audit of school feeding programmes in Limpopo

Activists say there are still learners in Mashashane, Polokwane not getting meals when they’re not at school

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News | 23 March 2021

“The slow violence of malnutrition”

One in four children under five is undernourished and one in eight is overweight or obese, say researchers

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News | 18 February 2021

Community gardeners dig in against attempts to evict them

New Khayelitsha vegetable garden is on land set aside for a provincial housing project

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News | 18 February 2021