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An investigation of factors surrounding food insecurity in kwaMthethwa

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dc.contributor.advisor Ntombela, N.H.
dc.contributor.advisor Gulube, T.
dc.contributor.author Mfekaye, Zodwa Muntumuntu
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-24T05:48:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-24T05:48:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1416
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Arts in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters in Social Work in the Department of Social Work at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study “An Investigation of Factors Surrounding Food Insecurity in KwaMthethwa”examines the factors responsible for food insecurity with specific reference to the rural people of KwaMthethwa. The investigation found that many factors coalesce to worsen the problem of food insecurity in the area under study. Mainly but not exclusively, factors that were found to worsen food insecurity in the KwaMthethwa area were: inadequate land supply, unemployment exacerbated by lack of marketable work skills, cultural practices and beliefs that tend to marginalize women away from the profitable work force, the HIV- AIDS epidemic which leaves many children without parents and the colonial mentality of white farm employers who see black labour as an exploitable commodity. In KwaMthethwa area the population group most severely affected by food insecurity was women and children. It was found that the situation of food insecurity could be improved by increasing productive infrastructure such as roads, telecommunication links, clinics, schools and properly equipped libraries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject food insecurity --KwaMthethwa --rural populations en_US
dc.title An investigation of factors surrounding food insecurity in kwaMthethwa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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