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Hungry for change: An open letter to African governments

The pandemic has provided humanity with a taste of a future at the limits of existence, as well as an appetite for change

Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

South Africa has surplus food, but we need to intercept it

One third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. We can reduce hunger if we collaborate

Processed food has bad press, but it’s essential for nutrition security

In an ideal world we’d all eat farm fresh, organically grown food, but an ever-expanding global population amid rapid urbanisation needs nutritious food in sufficient quantities

Citizens bear Covid’s economic scars

Data released this week is evidence of the scale of the financial and humanitarian crisis South Africa faces

How to feed thousands

During lockdown, a powerful civil society network stepped up to the plate and managed to feed hundreds of thousands. People kept asking how this was done...

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

Three million jobs lost and hunger surging amid Covid-19 crisis — survey

Income shocks and the breakdowns in social protection schemes have had consequences for hunger and food insecurity in South Africa

Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa

The warning signs couldn’t be clearer that we need to act now to prevent millions dying from starvation

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

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

Cartoon: Carlos on the wolves at the door

Knock, knock: it's Hunger

Hunger is as big a threat as Covid

For the many that rely on pension grants, Sassa’s seemingly simple date change has severe ramifications

SA lockdown: Coercing the poor, coddling the rich?

The Ramaphosa Presidency has been praised for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but the compensating measures that accompany it are inadequate to protect much of the population

South Africa’s invisible majority: Women feeding hungry families

Sit up, take notice and get angry that a third of South African households have R120 or less a person a week for food, let alone nutritious food

With no nutritional reserves, Covid-19 will push people over the edge

With South Africa under lockdown, many South Africans are hungry — and very soon persistent hunger will dramatically increase malnutrition

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