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Card image 25 May 2020 Rhodes University

Rhodes University alumni get World Bank top innovation award

Two Rhodes University alumni have been recognised by the World Bank for their innovation in the agricultural sector.

Food security
4IR, Agriculture/farming, Data read more
Card image 26 May 2020 AllAfrica

Angola: Agrolive Invests Akz 100 Million in Agricultural Development

The agricultural project "AGROLIVE" is investing 100 million Kwanzas (Akz) in mechanization and promotion of maize and bean crops in the municipality of Lépi, Longonjo (Huambo).

Africa Land News
Agricultural enterprise, Angola, Job creation read more
Card image 25 May 2020 Daily Maverick

Universal basic income – an idea whose time has come

‘There’s nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come,’ said Victor Hugo. This quote helps us understand the growing calls from all spheres of society worldwide for the introduction of a universal basic income (also known as a basic income grant).

Food security
Inequality, Poverty (structural poverty/ unemployment), Social grants read more
Card image 22 May 2020 IOL

‘Court exposes how inhumane the City of Cape Town is towards the poor’

A group of occupants at 414 Arcadia House in Main Road, Observatory, have celebrated victory after the Western Cape High Court interdicted the City from evicting them.

Urban land
Court case, Evictions, Lock down read more
Card image 25 May 2020 IOL

Government must take plight of small-scale farmers seriously during Covid-19 pandemic

The government’s policies have always been biased towards large-scale commercial agriculture, at the expense of small-scale producers and rural communities, says the writer:

Food security
Covid-19, Household livelihoods, Smallholder farmers read more
Card image 25 May 2020 IOL

Marievale army base evictions halted, again

Group claimed they were woken up by soldiers and Ekurhuleni municipal officials who entered rooms and claimed they had court order to relocate them

Urban land
Court case, Evictions, Lock down read more
Card image 25 May 2020 Times Live

Click and collect, liquor industry urges, with 117,600 jobs lost during ban

eCommerce options for liquor outlets including taverns are under discussion by the SA liquor industry as it seeks to prevent overcrowding when the ban on booze is lifted from next Monday.

Farm workers
Job losses, Lock down, VINPRO read more
Card image 22 May 2020 Notes from the house

SA housing policy fails to support delivery

Housing policy has tended to stand apart from economic objectives and disciplines, sometimes by design and sometimes by default. As a result, it has o...

Urban land
Backyard shacks, Housing policy, Municipal services read more
Card image 24 May 2020 Sunday Times

Solidarity Fund changes tack on food aid

It is becoming clear the Solidarity Fund's food parcel distribution programme is no longer sustainable, with a feeding strategy rethink needed as growing queues of hungry people become increasingly at risk to Covid-19 exposure.

Food security
Covid-19, Food insecurity, Hunger read more
23 May 2020 DRDLR

Joint meeting of SADC Ministers reposible for agriculture, food security and aquaculture

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Food security
Agriculture/farming, Food security, SADCC read more

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Inflationary pressures and droughts affecting livestock farmers in Midlands @ZiLAN2015

(JUST IN) The National Assembly's Programme Committee resolves to suspend the process to amend section 25 of the constitution to give effect to land expropriation without compensation pending certainty on #Covid_19SA regulations that can allow public participation. #sabcnews

There have been billions disbursed to assist with the tough times #COVID19 has exacerbated in SA. Where have they gone? There has been corruption reported on the dissemination of food parcels and selling of essential worker/travel permits.

This is a matter of transparency.

Dr Thula Sizwe Dlamini and Watson Vuyo Matsa are co-founders of eSusFarm Africa. eSusFarm® is an agri-fintech that specialises in tracking and providing advanced agricultural statistical data to smallholder farmers and the entire agri-value chain.

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