food security

 
Water-fed gardens in Malawi ward off starvation – for now
Water-fed gardens in Malawi ward off starvation – for now
Esnat Witinesi's house is surrounded by fruit trees. Some bear mangoes, others papaya, bananas, avocado pears. She also has a vegetable garden...
New quick stale-beer tester could prove food freshness
New quick stale-beer tester could prove food freshness
It’s the worst of things for a seasoned beer drinker - chugging down a beer, only to find that it is stale. By then it’s too late. The tastebuds...
A downgrade to junk status will hurt everyone
A downgrade to junk status will hurt everyone
"It’s zero good and all bad.” This is how one economics professor sums up what it means for the average person should South Africa’s...
Food prices to rise as retailers forced to pass on costs
Food prices to rise as retailers forced to pass on costs
The till slip at the end of your weekly or monthly shopping trip to the local supermarket may leave you with heart palpitations. But your neighbourhood retailer may well have been cushioning you against the worst of food price increases in recent months....
Empower 'subsistence farmers' to become profitable businesses
Empower 'subsistence farmers' to become profitable businesses
I recently joined more than a dozen of the world’s sharpest minds on African agriculture in an unprecedented effort to devote an entire issue of...
Full horror of drought emerges
Full horror of drought emerges
NEWS ANALYSIS
First water shortages, next is food
First water shortages, next is food
NEWS ANALYSIS
Garden project feeds on fresh ideas
Garden project feeds on fresh ideas
On a sunny morning, the Vuzamanzi Primary School in Khayelitsha is bursting with the voices of schoolchildren shouting loudly, running and playing....
Records tumble as drought goes on
Records tumble as drought goes on
October was the hottest October in recorded history, by a relatively large margin. With a 0.2°C increase over the record-breaking October of 2014,...
Water be damned, the mines are what count
Water be damned, the mines are what count
South Africa is in its second year of drought. A strong El Niño has exacerbated this, leaving the agriculture sector devastated and water...
Parched Free State hit by mass exodus of farmers
Parched Free State hit by mass exodus of farmers
Ficksburg is a border town with an agricultural habit. Its two main streets are packed with shops selling farming equipment and cheap goods. The...
Farmers' rights must be defended
Farmers' rights must be defended
COMMENT

Client Media Releases

Khulumani remembers the past on Heritage Day
NWU's solar car breaks records
Student unharmed after solar car accident
Sanral respects Supreme Court of Appeal ruling
E-toll test case: Sanral clarifies
NWU's solar car fighting strong winds
MiWay Business Insurance uptake soars