Feeding poor people: The national government has failed

3 Jun 2020 - 14:30

South Africa's national government has comprehensively failed to feed the poor, Jeremy Seekings argues in a new online article first published on GroundUp. Jeremy shows that emergency feeding schemes have not filled the gap left by the suspension of the national school feeding programme. Moreover, national government has played only a minor part in the distribution of food parcels and emergency schemes providing meals. Civil society has played the leading role, with assistance from provincial and local government.