Almost 30% of SA stalked by hunger during lockdown, survey finds

CATEGORY: Media and COVID19
DATE: 7 May 2020
AUTHOR: Business Day

A survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), conducted with the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change, confirms what is visible on the streets, in the long queues for food parcels and from reports of food trucks and supermarkets being looted.

The HSRC survey conducted from April 13 to 18 indicated a national average of hunger at 27.8%. While data from the second survey conducted from April 18 to 27 is still awaited, the indication was that there was an overall 5% increase in the national average of people experiencing hunger.

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