South African students suffering hunger crisis

Nearly 80 percent of students at this university fund their studies through government financial aid or loans, and have little money left for accommodation or food.

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    More than a third of students at universities in South Africa are suffering from what is being described as a hidden hunger crisis.

    Once their fees are paid, there is little money left to pay for accommodation or to buy food.

    Tens of thousands of students cannot afford to feed themselves.

    Researchers say hunger levels among them are higher than in the general population.

    Fahmida Miller reports from Johannesburg.


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