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by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

Currently in South Africa lone mothers of working age are only entitled to social assistance for themselves if they are disabled. A means-tested Child Support Grant is payable on behalf of their children but, though important, it is small in amount and is not intended to contribute to the...

by Gemma Wright, Michael Noble, Phakama Ntshongwana, David Neves, Helen Barnes in 2014

As a subset of the adult population, lone mothers of working age face many challenges which, although faced by others, are thrown in sharp relief as a consequence of the competing societal expectations that they should not only simultaneously be caregivers and actively participate in the labour...

by Martina Locher, Emmanuel Sulle in 2014

Since international awareness of a global rush for land has grown from 2008 onward, various databases and reports have attempted to provide an overview of the situation by compiling information on individual land deals. While providing such an overview is challenging owing to the dynamic and...

Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition
by High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition in 2014

This report addresses a frequently overlooked but extremely important part of world food and nutrition security: the role and importance of fish in seeking food and nutrition security for all. Fisheries and aquaculture have often been arbitrarily separated from other parts of the food and...

by Ben Cousins in 2014

In this article Ben Cousins argues that land redistribution in South Africa now appears to be for the relatively well-off only. Liberalization of the agricultural sector is leading to massively concentrated ownership of private farmland, and farm worker jobs are being lost through mechanization...

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