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  • Informal sector businesses must be incorporated into retail space

    Implementing relevant policies would help ease the legal and technical processes for introducing informal businesses into the grocery retail space. This was a recommendation from a submission by The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and PLAAS, to the `Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry`
  • Food economies at risk of distortion by formal sector grocery retail

    The Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry, initiated by the Competition Commission, has received input from the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, in partnership the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at UWC
  • Inquiry aims to protect township business

    Inquiry into the grocery retail sector presents an opportunity to begin to look for ways to tackle the challenges faced by informal traders
  • Supermarkets’ capture must fall‚ Competition Commission hears

    “Our submission argues that formal sector grocery retail is distorting food economies‚” said SLF director and CoE affiliate Dr Leif Petersen.
  • Future of Africa depends on agriculture

    Africa holds half the world’s arable land, yet the continent has to rely on imports and food aid to feed itself, writes Prof Frans Swanepoel
  • How South Africa Can Fix the Fact That One in Four of Its Children Go Hungry

    The most recent data shows that 27.4% of South African children under the age of five are too short for their age or suffer from stunting, writes Professors Stephen Devereux and Julian May
  • Chronically hungry children of SA need full plates and not empty words

    In an excellent article first published in The Conversation on the effect of poverty on children, Julian May and Stephen Devereux point out in no uncertain terms that, in fact, one in every four children in South Africa go hungry each day.
  • Quarter of SA children stunted by poor nutrition

    The most recent data shows that 27.4% of South African children under the age of five are too short for their age or suffer from stunting, writes Professors Stephen Devereux and Julian May
  • Many children still suffer from stunting

    Nutritional status is important for children both as they develop in their mother`s womb and during the first two years of their life. This is known as the `unique window of opportunity` for their later development.
  • How South Africa can fix the fact that one in four of its children go hungry

    South Africa’s 2016 Demographic and Health Survey shows that stunting remains a national concern. At 27.4%, the stunting rate has remained the same since the last survey done in 2003.