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No country, rich or poor, is immune from the health effects of climate change

A changing climate threatens to undermine the past 50 years of gains in public health

Open schools mean full tummies as feeding schemes resume

About four in five learners in the country’s poorest schools rely on the one meal they receive at school, but they weren’t able to get it for more than four months, during which child hunger increased because of the pandemic

Study shows land redistribution can create new jobs in agriculture in South Africa

When South Africa eventually emerges from the fog of the Covid-19 crisis, will policy makers be ready to grasp the nettle of farm scale, and promote the large-scale redistribution of land to small-scale producers?

Africa can build back better after Covid-19

The continent’s interconnectedness is what will be its catalyst for recovery

Three months in, Covid-19 poses triple threats in Africa

Health, debt and hunger are huge threats to the continent’s stability

Social workers are an untapped resource to address the psychosocial effects of Covid-19

What the government seems to have missed is that we are facing not just a medical crisis, but a psychosocial predicament that may have far-reaching consequences

Remove borders to up free knowledge

Boundaries at all levels limit the exchange of ideas necessary to resolve complex global problems

Drought, depression and decolonisation

The Eastern Cape government recently declared the province a drought disaster area. And as the climate crisis worsens, so does our mental health

The complex insecurity of hunger in South Africa

Food insecurity remains a pressing issue in South Africa - one that every individual, organisation and government body should commit to ending

Food insecurity rising in Africa

The continent’s farmers have to become more resilient to survive changing climate patterns and extreme weather events

Learning on an empty stomach: food insecurity hits students hard

Religious and nonprofit groups play an important role in providing food to students, but sometimes this is not enough.

Careless food storage sidelines Swaziland’s hungry

Thousands of kilograms of food aid intended for Swaziland's food insecure were recently found rotting in the government's main storage warehouses.

Women at the mercy of climate change

Pockets of food insecurity are plaguing areas in Southern Africa where floods or prolonged mid-season dry spells have reduced harvests.

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