South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of COVID-19 are eased

South Africa faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of COVID-19 are eased
When South Africa entered a hard lockdown on 27 March, the government was globally recognized for taking tough steps to "flatten the curve" and keep COVID-19 infections low. Four months on, our research, using data from a broader national survey, shows large groups of households are experiencing tremendous hardship as a direct result of the lockdown.