Researchers and academics have called on government to do better in the implementation of social safety net interventions.
Panelists on a webinar organised by the Centre of Excellence in Food Security flagged major problems during lockdown and a potentially insecure future ahead.
The nation has been through months of varying stages of lockdown, mass job losses and an increase in the number of vulnerable people depending on government for the bare minimum to get by.
Karabo Ozah, director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria, said that government had staged some interventions to help the most vulnerable but there were still families that had not received anything after many months.
She said that children and adults with disabilities were still not being prioritised for grant assistance.
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