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Urban food security in South Africa: Case study of Cape Town, Msunduzi and Johannesburg Urban food security in South Africa: Case study of Cape Town, Msunduzi and Johannesburg

There is little empirical evidence that quantifies the prevalence of food insecurity in the towns and cities of South Africa. In response to this paucity of data, the Urban Food Security Baseline Survey was undertaken by the African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN) in late 2008, collecting data from approximately 6500 households and 28 500 individuals in eleven cities in nine Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. Within the context of the broader survey data in Southern Africa, this paper focuses on the research outcomes for the three South African cities of Cape Town, Msunduzi and Johannesburg.

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Category Theme 2: Employment, unemployment and livelihoods
Author Bruce Frayne, Jane Battersby-Lennard, Robert Fincham, Gareth Haysom