Friday, July 01, 2016

2.2 million South Africans are missing a meal a day

Mbasa Gqokoma
01 July 2016

A Community Survey released by Statistics South Africa on Thursday has revealed that about 2.2 million households in South Africa are missing a meal a day.

The survey showed that 13.3% of households in the country had skipped a meal in the 12 months before the survey.

The province with the largest proportion of households that skipped a meal was Eastern Cape at 17.6%‚ followed by Northern Cape at 17.5%‚ Western Cape had the lowest proportion of households that skipped a meal at 8.4%.


The 2016 survey was conducted between March and April 2016 among 1.3 million households across all South African communities.

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