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UCT alumnus makes Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list
30 April, 2020

The 28-year-old founder and managing director of CapeCrops – a supplier of South African fruit and vegetables to roughly 25 countries around the world – was named one of the people who is “forging ahead with incredible, creative and profound strategies to shape our tomorrow”.

Essack, who described himself as a “born entrepreneur”, graduated with a BCom in Management Studies from UCT’s Faculty of Commerce in 2017.

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Can SA’s achievement in containing COVID-19 lead to sustained success?
28 April, 2020

South Africa has been recognised globally for its success in flattening the curve, which came as a result of President Ramaphosa listening to experts and responding quickly with social distancing introduced on 15 March and a nationwide lockdown on 27 March, writes the University of Cape Town’s Professor Alan Hirsch.

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Lockdowns threaten children’s nutrition
14 April, 2020

Researchers, including Winnie Sambu, a PhD student in the School of Economics, say data from two years ago shows that close to 60% of children in South Africa lived below the poverty line, while a third were below the food poverty line. Statistics also show that households with children are more likely to experience hunger than those without. This will be aggravated by any loss of jobs or livelihoods that have resulted from the measures to control COVID-19. 

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