Food Crisis

Zuma: Foreign-owned land ban applies to agricultural land

President Jacob Zuma says that the Land Holdings Bill does not affect foreign nationals who are planning to buy homes for residences in South Africa.

Do 12 Africans die of hunger every minute?

Available data suggests the claim that 12 Africans die of hunger every minute - recently made by a Nepad adviser - is exaggerated.

Displaced families in DRC at risk as food dries up

As financial troubles plague the World Food Programme, the future of the mouths it feeds in the Democratic Republic of Congo is at threat.

Zimbabwe on the brink of a food crisis

Aid is needed to feed more than two million people as the government runs out of maize reserves.

UN warns of Zimbabwe’s rising tide of hunger

Zimbabwe is facing a food crisis with one in four people in rural areas at risk of hunger in 2014, the highest number in half a decade, says the UN.

Test-tube burger tastes ‘close to meat’

The world's first laboratory-grown beef burger has been flipped out of a petri dish and into a frying pan.

Zambian govt risks ire by scrapping maize subsidy

A decision by Zambia's president to slash a key food subsidy threatens to hit the poor, stoke inflation and spark a revolt against his government.

Poor rains intensify food crisis in rural Zimbabwe

About 1.6-million Zimbabweans, most of them in rural areas, urgently need food aid because of low rainfall and a drop in agricultural production.

Lesotho’s food crisis: A waiting game

Lesotho's declaration of a food emergency in August went fairly unnoticed in South Africa, but make no mistake: this is an emergency.

Deep Read: Hear the farmers’ cry

It is time for farmers around the world to sound the alarm on climate change, writes Jay Naidoo.

Beyond Somalia’s food crisis

Urgent aid is needed and relief agencies want more durable solutions.

Five staple foods hit by the crisis

Extreme weather and market forces have affected the price of food worldwide, from tomatoes in Israel to cabbage in South Korea.

Latest

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders