The Right to Food in South Africa


What is the Right to Food and how is this managed in South Africa? The food system in capitalist-driven economies continues to be vested in the hands of a few large profit-hungry corporates.

Discussions surrounding an individual’s Right to Food are complex, as are the many aspects of government policy changes required to achieve this in South Africa.

This paper unpacks the politics surrounding the concept of the Right to Food and the pitfalls to achieving this goal.


By Nokutula Mhene and Busiso Moyo.
Photo: UN Photo/P Mugabane.
Article Thumbnail