Food security

Sanitation worse than ever after floods hit informal settlement

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


News | 18 February 2021

Some schools still not feeding learners

The national feeding scheme was meant to recommence on 27 January

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News | 9 February 2021

This school goes the extra mile to feed its learners

”With the food I get from school I manage to eat during the day”


News | 4 February 2021

Tafelsig feeding scheme battles red tape

Tafelsig CAN provides meals three times a day to hundreds of families in Mitchells Plain and Philippi


News | 18 November 2020

Survey reveals learners go hungry

Equal Education found learners in Limpopo who are not getting meals every day because they can’t afford to travel to school


News | 16 November 2020

Elsies River youth start garden to feed their community

The pair are set to start a larger garden in the area soon


Brief | 5 November 2020

How a rural KZN school keeps hunger away

“You find that the food they get at school is their only meal for the day”


News | 2 November 2020