Entries by AFRA

SHORT FILMS: COVID-19 impact on women’s economic and livelihood activities

The following short films were documented by Qina Mbokodo, a group of women on farms in uMgungundlovu District Municipality with the support from the Commonwealth Foundation. The films document how COVID-19 significantly reduced women’s economic and livelihood activities, increasing poverty rates and exacerbating food insecurity. Thandi Mchunu, farmworker, her story highlights how wages and social […]

WEBINAR: A Just Recovery: Rebuilding Food Systems after Covid-19 and Unrest in South Africa

This webinar aims to reframe the post-Covid and post-unrest ‘recovery’ discourse to foreground the danger of entrenched corporate power in the food system, and the immediate opportunities to “build back” different and better. This requires an understanding of inequality, power and politics in food systems. On the basis of social dialogues with people who derive […]

Research reveals ‘gender bias in farmers relief grant’

Research into the Covid-19 relief fund for small-scale farmers has exposed a couple of issues, including gender bias in the system and processing of the fund. According to Professor Ruth Hall of the University of Western Cape’s Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies, preliminary findings during a field work in Limpopo revealed that men […]