According to the Oxfam Report (2014) – Hidden Hunger in South Africa – one in four people currently suffers from hunger on a regular basis and more than half the South African population are at the risk of going hungry. Household incomes lag behind food price increases, especially staples like maize meal. The increase in the cost other non-food essential items like transport and electricity forces poor households to allocate more money to meeting these needs. This coincides with a food industry that is dominated by a handful of large firms and corporate giants that control food availability, price, quality and the nutritional value of the food consumed by citizens.
In this seminar, Khwezi Mabasa – former COSATU Social Policy Coordinator and Socio-Economic and Environment Programme Manager at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) – looks at the multiple dimensions of the food crisis and possibilities for organising that places hunger at the centre.
Friday, 26 August 2016
14h00 – 16h00
1 Batten Lane
(near to Forest Hill and opposite the Viljoenhof CPUT residences)
021 685 3516/8