Food security

Paramedics in bid to stop attacks on ambulances

Emergency workers hope child feeding scheme will build better relations

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News | 26 July 2022

Are South Africa’s pesticide rules outdated?

Farm workers and consumers should be worried, says public health expert. But industry body says food security depends on the pesticides in use.

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News | 4 July 2022

Vegetable garden project brings hope to Knysna community

“Children and gardens both need love to flourish”

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Feature | 9 May 2022

One in four preschool children is malnourished, new study finds

Children from poorer households tend to perform worse at school

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News | 12 April 2022

Hanover Park soup kitchen fighting for survival

“People are hungry and most of them are unemployed” says feeding scheme director

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News | 12 April 2022

Soweto youths turn dumpsite into thriving food garden

The pair say their garden has become a hub for locals, with many community meetings now held there

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News | 1 March 2022

Child Support Grant needs to be increased, report finds

Researchers say the grant should be R624 – the food poverty line

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News | 25 February 2022

Khayelitsha couple turns dump site into community garden

They are hoping to expand and grow more items on a bigger plot

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Brief | 14 December 2021

Eastern Cape women abandon vegetable gardens to collect scrap for cash

“Everything here in Qunu has collapsed after Madiba passed away”

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News | 22 November 2021

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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News | 17 November 2021

How chefs are turning waste into nutritious meals

An organisation called Chefs with Compassion began feeding hungry people during lockdown

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Video | 7 October 2021

Immigrants refused food parcels at Jeppestown distribution

EFF accused of hijacking government food relief for election gains

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News | 6 October 2021

Tembisa mom turns illegal dump site into vegetable garden

Itumeleng Phiri started a recycling business on the site, then a food garden

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News | 30 September 2021

“We don’t want handouts. We want land”

Western Cape farm workers picket outside parliament

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Brief | 11 August 2021

Children go hungry after soup kitchen closed by July unrest

About 100 children were getting their Sunday meal at a kitchen run by people with disabilities

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News | 2 August 2021

Winters are the worst nightmare for us, says homeless man in Springs

Last week temperatures dropped to minus 7ºC

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News | 26 July 2021