South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of COVID-19 are eased
When South Africa entered a hard lockdown on 27 March, the government was globally recognised for taking tough steps to “flatten the curve” and keep COVID-19 infections low. Four months on, our research, using data from a broader national survey, shows large groups of households are experiencing tremendous hardship as a direct result of the lockdown.
South Africans face a major hunger crisis in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. This article from The Conversation highlights the results of a new survey which indicates that millions of people in the country do not have the money to buy food.