Press Statement 4 March 2015
GOVERNMENT URGED NOT TO RUSH THROUGH FOOD SECURITY POLICY
South Africa has about 13.8 million individuals that regularly experience inadequate access to food, according to government’s own figures.
But the rush to implement a new National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security for South Africa – which aims to provide for the right of all South Africans to have access to sufficient food as mandated in section 27 and 28 of the Constitution – is unnecessary and unhelpful, civil society organisations maintain.
The policy was gazetted on 22 August last year after being rushed through Cabinet approval. It was not subject to any public consultation and is utterly deficient in its identification of problems with the food system in South Africa and its failure to develop solutions for the majority of people.
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