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Title:Food Security in a Democratic South Africa
Author:Bernstein, HenryISNI
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:food policy
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:This article on food security in a democratic South Africa first outlines some concepts and issues. Then it reviews the assessments and prescriptions concerning food security in South Africa of a number of bodies of the apartheid era: three official reports on food-related issues which appeared in late 1992, and a number of documents from the democratic movement, mainly the ANC. It argues that the sites of democratic struggle around food security are located within a broader terrain of democratic politics, mapped by three kinds of considerations. The first has to do with conceptions of social democracy in postapartheid South Africa. The second kind of consideration concerns the scale of the problems inherited from apartheid, and the limitations on (government) resources to deal with them. The third area of consideration concerns the agrarian question. Bibliogr., note.