Sifiso Ntombela | Agriculture and food reforms needed to reduce poverty and boost food security

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One of the functions of a government is to create equal opportunities for its citizens, such that, each citizen's efforts, distinctive talent and life choices are only influencing forces in a society.

But in an inequal society like South Africa, factors such as race, education, parents' occupation, place of birth, and gender have more influence in the access to opportunities for each citizen.

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation noted that high levels of unemployment, poverty and exclusive economy are factors driving inequality in the country.

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