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Fast food deliveries are exploding in South Africa

05 August 2018

a Fast food deliveries are exploding in South Africa, with Mr D Food seeing order growth of 210%. The home-grown delivery service has processed over R500 million worth of orders the past 12 months, and has over 270,000 monthly active users.

Astounding stats show how much South Africans love chicken

12 June 2018

a KFC in Africa uses 2.2 million chickens a week to feed particularly South Africans' craving for the country's most popular fast food. Chicken is South Africa’s most consumed animal protein and while it remains the most affordable meat on the market, there is a strong lobby to hav

Tiger Brands may not find how deadly bacteria entered its plant

21 June 2018

a Tiger Brands may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its factory.

Municipal raid finds food on shelves 5 years past sell-by date

21 June 2018

a Food that expired five years ago is being sold on “special” in Umzimvubu shops, prompting Umzimvubu municipal bosses to issue an urgent health warning to thousands of residents in KwaBhaca (formerly Mount Frere) to check expiry dates on their purchases.

We tested 5 alternatives to plastic straws and found a clear winner

29 June 2018

a We tried five re-usable alternatives to plastic straws now available in South Africa for between R15 and R95 each, plus shipping – compared to the around R1 each for "premium" disposable plastic straws.

Climate change set to accelerate listeriosis crisis

12 June 2018

a Climate change has been overlooked in the discourse surrounding the recent listeriosis outbreak in SA - but scientists have now warned how hot weather extremes, altered rainfall patterns and water scarcity from climate change could fuel more listeriosis outbreaks in South Africa

Piggeries may get minister's assistance

13 June 2018

a Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana said they would find ways to assist small-scale piggeries affected by the listeriosis outbreak which wiped R1 billion off the pork industry.

Food safety agency on the cards, after deadly listeriosis outbreak

11 June 2018

a The government has decided to work towards the establishment of a food safety agency, in the wake of the outbreak of the fatal listerioris that has killed more than 200 people.

Better governance can enhance an inclusive and just food system in South Africa

16 May 2018

a Food security and food safety do not feature strongly in the laws, policies, and programmes of most municipalities in South Africa.Where it does, it is mostly concentrated on food production, rather than facilitating access to safe food.

Listeria hysteria

01 February 2018

a At least 82 dead in South African listeriosis outbreak — source continues to be a mystery. Why is South Africa experiencing the deadliest outbreak of listeriosis?

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