KwaMgwagwa / Section 4

Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding Support, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, PRA Assessment, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments, Stage 2 of the PRA(Training) Process.

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Food Security Status in the area

KwaMgwagwa in uMgungundlovu District Municipality (KwaZulu-Natal) is a town in South Africa about 294 mi (or 473 km) south-east of Pretoria, the country’s capital city.The District constitutes about 10% of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. The District is now number two in size after Ethekwini Metro with 1,017,763 people in it. Education: only 24.6% of the youth in 2011 completed Grade 12. since 38% of the total population is young people aged 15-35 years , this is a cause for concern and a need. there is slight decrease of fertility rate in 2011 as show by age structure ˂15 presentation. The District is also experiencing population aging; there is an increase and stable life expectancy in most local municipalities except Richmond 5.1 in 2001 and 4.7 in 2011 census. The average life expectancy age in South Africa is 57 years. here are 65% who are economically active and 29.1% unemployment rate as calculated as an average of the Local Municipalities. Further calculations need to be done to compare the jobs that have been created through the capital works programmes including the EPWP and others. 80% of the districts population have their water source at the local or Regional Water scheme that is operated by the local municipality water the remaining 19.6% rely on borehole as their water source. 86.1% of the district uses electricity and 14% use other means there is a 40.8%

The District is also experiencing population aging; there is an increase and stable life expectancy in most local municipalities except Richmond 

There is no data on KwaMgwagwa’s IPC Acute Food Insecurity  Analysis available. For this reason, data for eThekwini Municipality, which it falls under will be used. 

IPC ACUTE FOOD INSECURITY ANALYSIS

CURRENT- POPULATION

PROJECTED- POPULATION 

KEY DRIVERS

None                                           

2 024 212

 

           

1 705 151

Lived Poverty, Unemployment,    

Stressed

674 737

852 576

Instability of Food Access,

Crisis

506 053

682 060

Food Affordability,

Emergency

168 684

170 515

Loss of Income, 

Catastrophe

0

0

Covid-19 Impact, Informal Environment, Marginal/ Imbalanced  Food Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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