Warring parties in north western Syria are using food as a weapon of war, endangering the lives of more than 4.1 million people that have been crowded into displacement camps after the biggest single exodus in Syria’s nearly decade-long conflict began in Idlib late last year. Syrian families living in[…]
The Department of Basic Education has to roll out the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) to all eligible children, regardless of whether they have returned to school or not, thanks to an order granted in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday. This comes after Equal Education (EE) lodged[…]
Muslim humanitarian and relief NGO’s are buckling under the pressure as calls mount for food distribution during the national lockdown. The extended lockdown has placed a huge economic burden on impoverished households in the Western Cape and breadwinners are penniless due to the lack of employment. This has resulted in[…]
The Red Meat Producer’s Organisation (RMPO) says the producer prices of mutton and beef have decreased. RMPO Chairperson, Koos van der Ryst says lamb is currently more than 15 % lower than a year ago. He says a kilogram of Class A lamb is produced at R79. 18, including VAT.[…]
Guludo/Ibo, Mozambique – Piles of debris lie where thatched mud huts once stood in the village of Guludo in northern Mozambique. Broken pieces of furniture and muddied books litter the landscape and many like Asma Mushillah, 53, spend their days trying to salvage what they can from the rubble. In an ordinary year, the[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Health Department has stepped up its vigilance for diarrhoea cases among children as summer temperatures rise. The period from November to May is dubbed diarrhoea surge season as it coincides with an increase in the number of diarrhoea cases because of the warmer weather which[…]
In case you missed it, on Friday evening, the VOC Summer Festival 2016 kicked off with an exciting start. Following grueling months of planning, festival goers were treated to the annual opening of the festival at the Vygieskraal Stadium, after which the eating began! The stadium, filled with an array[…]
As South Africa reflects on the 50th year since the declaration of District Six as a White Group Area in 1966, there was something good to celebrate this week with the launch of the District Six Museum’s Huis Kombuis Food and Memory Cookbook, a fitting tribute to the rich legacy of[…]
Owners of spaza shops have been urged to put their customers first and abide by the laws governing them, especially around hygiene and the quality of produce changing hands. City of Cape Town health authorities have received reports of unhygienic conditions and concerns have been raised about the sale of[…]
“If you have a nice house, please don’t take. This is only for the people who lost their homes in the fire,” said a policewoman cruising down one of the lines of people waiting to receive something to eat after losing everything in the Boxing Day blaze at Hout Bay’s[…]
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