Civil society organisations' participation in food security activities in South Africa

SOURCE: Enhancing civil society participation in the South African development agenda: the role of civil society organisations
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Chitiga-Mabugu, C.Nhemachena, S.Karuaihe, S.Motala, N.Tsoanamatsie, L.Mashile, T.Ngwenya, B.Magongo
SOURCE EDITOR(S): B.Magongo
KEYWORDS: CIVIC ORGANISATIONS, FOOD SECURITY
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9363

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Abstract

In the context of large scale poverty and unemployment, as well as the present economic downturn, it is probable that reliance on grants will continue, if not increase. In a highly unequal society with high unemployment, this redistribution through income transfers is essential. However, it makes poor households vulnerable to national policy choices and politics. It is essential that creative and meaningful solutions are found to draw marginalised work seekers into economic participation as part of a long term poverty reduction and food security strategy.