The Gendered Dimensions of Food Security in South Africa: A Review of the Literature

Reddy and Moletsane provide a broad literature review of the gendered dimensions of food security in South Africa. The paper assesses local meanings and contextual issues that influence the relations between gender, policy, and food insecurity. The report addresses: (1) the socio-political context of gender and food insecurity, (2) the policy context, (3) some theoretical…


The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Food Security and Nutrition in South Africa

An estimated 33.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV and AIDS in 2007. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of HIV-infected persons (about 70%), yet it accounts for only 11% of the world population. South Africa is reported to have the highest number of HIV-infected persons in the world, with about 5.5 million people…


Food security in South Africa

The Human Sciences Research Council project on household food security in South Africa focused on measuring food security, the role of smallholder production, and the impact of gender and HIV and AIDS on food security. Some the key findings include:┬ĚThere has been a dramatic fall in the experience of hunger since 2002, but under-nutrition remains…