EASTERN CAPE

At the underlying level, nutrition equity is caused by the way that people’s everyday social, psychological/behavioural and material circumstances interact with their wider environments. These environments include: access to adequate and quality food; provision for infant care; healthcare environments; and wider living environments (including sanitation and opportunities for physical activity). Operation Hunger has put together the latest data using the conceptual framework consistent with the determinants of undernutrition and prevalence of malnutrition to comprehensively elucidate barriers and opportunities leading to unhealthy nutrition outcomes. 

EASTERN Cape economic data

Structure of the Eastern Cape Economy – GDPR Contribution

Ndlovana Village

Converting Subsistence Farming to Commercial Cooperative Agri -Hubs as an additional Coping Strategy.

Motherwell

Motherwell Current Phase: 2 / PRA planning workshops for the integration of commercial Self-Sustainable Projects.   Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition. Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and...

KwaDwesi

KwaDwesi Current Phase: 2 / PRA Typology Outcome Implementation.   Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments, Biodiverse...

Red Location

Ongoing Broad-based Feeding Support, Basic Nutrition Education,
Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance
and Anthropometric Surveys Assessment.

Helenvale

Helenvale: Hebeg Current Phase: 3 / Addressing the underlying causes by the implementation of centralised local food systems. Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding Support, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, PRA Assessment, Ongoing...

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EMPLOYMENT IN THE EASTERN CAPE

Total working age population is estimated at:

4.3 MILLION

Formal and informal Sector employment

The formal sector is accounting for 59% of all employment. The informal accounts for 25% of all employment.

Youth labour market trends

The Eastern Cape youth unemployment rate (aged 15 – 34 years) reached to 62,6% 45.5% The labour force has a large share of people who have not completed secondary education

Employment Demographics characteristics

POPULATION DYNAMICS

Total Population:

6.7 MILLION

%

Is 15-34

%

35-64

ARE IN NET MIGRATION

Inequality and Human Development

Health 

Leading natural causes of death

Percentage of households that live 

Types of sanitation facilities

Food Systems / Environment Determinants

1. FOOD AVAILABILITY

Food Production

GRAINS

%

WHEAT

%

SORGHUM

%

MAIZE

%

GROUND NUTS

%

BARLEY

%

APPLES

%

BANANA

%

PEARS

%

CARROTS

%

ONIONS

%

Tomatoes

HORTICULTURAL PRODUCT

ANIMAL PRODUCTION

%

MILK

%

POULTRY

%

EGGS

Percentage of Households Experiencing
Food Adequacy or Inadequacy

6.5

PERCENT

Food access severely inadequate

15.4

PERCENT

Food access inadequate

78.1

PERCENT

Food access adequate

Percentage of Households Involved in Agricultural Activities

30,4% 

Food Systems / Environment Determinants

2. FOOD AFFORDABILITY

MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE

Food as Proportion of Total Household Expenditure

Percentage distribution of sources of household income

Food Expenditure for Low Income

Food Expenditure for Low Income

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