Representatives from more than 20 organisations including farmers’ cooperatives, waste pickers associations and unions recently marched to Times Media Group and Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) offices to protest fast food advertising and high food prices.
Parents raising children on the low carbohydrate, high fat Banting diet may be exposing kids to health risks, including nutritional deficiencies, gall bladder problems, kidney stones and even heart problems.
More than 500 activists recently picketed outside the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DAFF) Pretoria offices to demand public consultations on government’s latest policy to address hunger.
Food is a big issue in South Africa – we’re the fattest country in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the 20 fattest countries in the world. At the same time, one in every four South Africans regularly go hungry
South Africa’s Constitution is one of just 20 in the world that recognises the right to food, but realising that right will mean re-thinking agriculture and re-connecting with the source of our food, writes Busiso Moyo with the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute think tank.
Rebontsheng Primary School parents and school officials have begun to regulate what food and sweets vendors sell students following the death of a child who reportedly choked on a toy inside a sweet.