Food Shortages

North Korea admits farming failures amid food shortages

North Korea was one of 40 countries identified by the FAO as in need of external assistance for food

Full horror of drought emerges

The recent rains might ameliorate a bleak picture but there appears to be no silver lining to the problems ahead, including food supply.

Africa loses $50bn a year in plundered resources

Clamping down on illicit plundering of food and natural resources could curb Africa's food shortages, says the latest Africa Progress Panel report.

Colombia bites the hands that feed

The bid by aggrieved farmers to starve out the state has been met with tanks and troops ahead of the presidential election on May 25.

Zim prisoners die due to food shortages, says rights group

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights says more than 100 prisoners have died in Zimbabwe due to "nutrition-related illnesses".

Mali: Recovery is hampered by poverty and food insecurity

The interlinked fortunes of the countries in the sparely populated Sahara region have played a complex role in the causes of Mali's conflict.

Zim could be months away from a food shortage

The UN World Food Programme has warned Zimbabwe is months away from a food shortage, which could see over a million people unable to feed themselves.

Food costs at record highs, UN warns of volatile era

Global food prices tracked by a UN agency hit their highest level on record in January, a problem set to worsen after a massive snowstorm in the US.

Oysters disappearing worldwide

A survey of oyster habitats around the world released on Thursday found that they are disappearing fast and 85% of their reefs have been lost.


‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences