SA to work with Brazil against hunger

2012-04-10 20:26
Pretoria - Brazil has agreed to assist South Africa on social development issues, particularly in fighting against poverty and hunger.

"It is important that we strengthen relations by sharing experiences with the view to find solutions to the similar challenges we face," said Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Tuesday.

She was speaking at a discussion in Pretoria, where Brazil's Deputy Social Development Minister Romulo Paes de Sousa shared policies on fighting hunger and poverty.

Dlamini said Brazil had made the fight against poverty a priority. It had taken specific steps in development that South Africa would want to learn from.

"You continue to implement various activities aimed at reaching the most vulnerable citizens. We are eager to learn about your comprehensive national alleviation plan and your successful Zero Hunger programme," said Dlamini.

She said South Africa had noted how Brazil was aiming to help 16.2 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty with its national poverty alleviation plan "Brasil Sem Misera".

The plan included cash transfer initiatives, and increased access to education, health, welfare and sanitation.

She said South Africa was battling poverty and unemployment that contributed to dire living conditions.

"Our bilateral engagement during these two days is a confirmation that we are indeed committed to tackling these challenges," she said.

The discussion was attended by social development MECs from provinces across the country.
- SAPA
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