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Food insecurities of Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa

Our latest AFSUN policy paper, by Jonathan Crush and Godfrey Tawodzera, examines the food security status of Zimbabwean migrant households in the poorer areas of two major South African cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The vast majority were food insecure in terms of the amount of food to which they had access and the quality and…

Mean Streets: Our book on migrant entrepreneurs

Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa, edited by Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda and Caroline Skinner is published by SAMP, ACC and IDRC. This book powerfully demonstrates that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees. Yet far from being lauded, they take their life…

Has food security in urban Zimbabwe improved?

This AFSUN report, by Godfrey Tawodzera, Liam Riley and Jonathan Crush,  looks at poverty and urban food security in Zimbabwe after the crisis. The nadir of Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis in 2008 coincided with the implementation of a baseline household food security survey in Harare by AFSUN. This survey found that households in low-income…