Half of SA's population battles hunger

JOHANNESBURG – The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) says more than half of South Africa’s population battles to put food on the table.

A new study by the HSRC said the Eastern Cape and the Limpopo province have the most number of people living in hunger.  

The report showed that only two out of every four households in the country have access to food -- this is 45.6 percent of the population.

The HSRC said 26 percent of South Africans are hungry on a regular basis.

Another 28.6 percent are at risk of hunger.

The study has found food security is highest in the Western Cape.

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