Food security

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?”


News | 23 September 2016

Drought leaves women farmers open to exploitation

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


News | 14 September 2016

Making gardens in Khayelitsha’s sandy soil

Ekasi Green Project shares its vegetables and knowledge with the community


News | 14 June 2016

Bureaucratic budget leaves school kids hungry

Nutrition programme stretched at many schools classified as less poor


News | 18 May 2016

Award-winning Zimbabwean N7 farmers’ version of events disputed

Landowners give different account


News | 11 May 2016

Zimbabweans make thriving farm on abandoned land

Land-owner on N7 bet them that it was unprofitable


News | 4 May 2016

Bishop Lavis woman hands out food parcels to the needy

Residents queue from 6am


News | 26 February 2016

Cape Town’s bread basket under threat

City says no decision taken yet to develop a third of Philippi farming area


News | 18 February 2016

Vegetable gardens critical for school feeding schemes

Khayelitsha Schools benefit from having own food gardens


News | 16 February 2016

Drought bites into the budgets of the poor

Consumers report rising prices of staple foods


News | 26 January 2016

Concerns that drought and weak currency will push up food prices

The skyrocketing price of both white and yellow maize during 2015 as well as estimates of only half of the usual crop sizes being planted for the 2016 season raise concerns for food price inflation.


Analysis | 13 January 2016