Tag Archives: COVID-19

Covid-19 exposed weaknesses in SA’s food systems: agriculture minister, Thoko Didiza

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintAphiwe Deklerk, Sowetan Live, 14 June 2021 Agriculture, land affairs and rural development minister Thoko Didiza says the Covid-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in the country’s “food systems.” Read More

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Research group denounces exorbitant, unethical increase in food prices during pandemic

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSABC Radio, 8 February 2021 The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity research group (PMBEJD) says there has been an exorbitant and unethical increase in food prices during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

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Child hunger on rise in SA due to new Covid-19 variant

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintShaun Smillie, Saturday Star, 9 January 2021 As the new variant of the Covid 19 virus spreads across South Africa, child hunger is on the rise, and it is up to the government to stop its spread. Read More

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Covid-19 cuts SA employment figures by three million, women worst affected – study

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintLameez Omarjee, Fin24, 15 July 2020 Approximately three million people in South Africa lost their jobs between February and April as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the results of a new study. Women accounted for two million … Continue reading

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Oxfam: SA emerging as hunger epicenter amid COVID-19

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintJarita Kassen, Eyewitness News, 13 July 2020 International charity Oxfam said that South Africa was emerging as a hunger epicentre. Read More

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Access to food a major problem for many under lockdown

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSABC News, 9 July 2020 According to a Foundation for Human Rights survey entitled Human Rights Diagnosis: Community Advice Offices and COVID-19, access to food remains the biggest challenge South Africans have faced during the pandemic. Read More

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