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Food security


Card image 11 August 2020 Zululand Observer

Mining giant provides food relief

RBM is working with various traditional councils to identify vulnerable families

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Card image 04 August 2020 Farmer’s Weekly

COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’ for African food security

COVID-19’s arrival in Africa has exacerbated pre-existing major challenges to the continent’s food production and nutrition security.

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Card image 04 August 2020 Daily Maverick

Reconstructing an economy devastated by a pandemic

The harm done to microeconomic entities such as businesses and households is yet to be fully determined. We need to plan towards a growth path using the resources that will be available.

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Card image 04 August 2020 CNBC Africa

Coronavirus – South Africa: North West prioritizes food security amid Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Download logoThe COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Hundreds of millions of people were already suffering from hunger and malnutrition before the virus hit and, unless immediate action is taken, we could see a global food emergency. According to the general household survey of 2017 the North West Province has 1.7 million people food insecure.   In the longer term, the combined effects of COVID

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Card image 31 July 2020 Engineering News

Solidarity Fund ramps up farming, food assistance

South Africa’s national Solidarity Fund has ramped up its efforts to bring relief to those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund has been focusing its efforts since its inception in March on humanitarian efforts, as well as medical supplies, but food relief and gender-based violence (GBV) has shown to need more effort.

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Card image 30 July 2020 Pretoria East Rekord

Tshwane to address concerns of hygiene, food safety at CBD market

"The toilets there are not properly maintained as there is sewage overflowing in the market daily. In addition, there are no proper security measures in place at the market."

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Card image 30 July 2020 Daily Maverick

Department of Agriculture sacrifices food security, transformation and 40,000 farmers as Covid-19 crisis bites budget

The department is cutting its budget by R2.4bn. In so doing, it will forego work in areas of strategic importance. MPs have bemoaned this and demanded the department provide a rationale for adopting this counterintuitive approach. The MPs are correct given the significance of the programmes that will be affected by the proposed cuts.

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Card image 28 July 2020 BizCommunity

SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery – where to from here?

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

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Card image 27 July 2020 Bizcommunity

Scaled-down budget undermines agriculture as a pivotal sector for growth

Agri SA is of the opinion that the department's salary bill should be cut instead of its programmes for food security, land reform, production aid, infrastructure development in the form of Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme and rural development...

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Card image 25 July 2020 News 24

Hunger crisis is growing, emergency food aid is dwindling’ – new Western Cape report

A top level report given to the Western Cape government paints a dire picture of the impact of the lockdown on hunger and community kitchens.

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