South Africans to Celebrate World Food Day

16 October is World Food Day and sadly, a grim shadow of hunger and malnutrition hangs over the gains of the democratic era

16 October is World Food Day and as the 20th World Food Day since the inception of democracy in South Africa, a grim shadow of hunger and malnutrition hangs over the gains of the democratic era.

In his article, Daniel Mclaren argues that while Section 27 of the South African Constitution guarantees the right to have access to sufficient food to all people in our country, a growing body of research on access to sufficient and nutritious food shows that this most basic of rights remains far from being fulfilled for millions of South Africans.

He further states that as a result of lack of access to nutritious food, South Africa is experiencing a double crisis of both underweight and overweight adults.

To read the article titled, “As World Food Day approaches, one in four South Africans are hungry,” click here.

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