Transport Strike and food supply
We are now five or so days into the Freight Transport Strike. I popped into the shops over the weekend and found the shelves looking distinctly bare. The vegetable section at Pick n Pay was depleted and people were rummaging around to find a decent butternut. Woolworths had signs up apologising for stock shortages.
After five days…
Surely this is an indication of just how vulnerable our food system is to shocks. I’m not advocating for blind localism here, but in this context - does it really make any sense to lose more agricultural land close to the City? The Philippi Horticultural Area is a vital buffer for the City.
University of Cape Town