Vision Tactical –

Freedom Day 2020 has been an unfamiliar experience given that we cannot gather with our loved ones and commemorate the day we voted in the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. However it is not so unfamiliar. We arrived at the first democratic elections in South Africa through solidarity against the Apartheid regime. This Freedom Day we continue in that culture of solidarity by staying home and practising a different kind of activism to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.

However, many are struggling at home. Some are starving. Again, it can only be with our culture of solidarity that we can overcome food insecurity in South Africa at this time.

Due to the national lockdown put in place by the President to combat COVID-19, many families are unable to earn an income to feed their families. Some of the worst affected are those that are informally and precariously employed, the elderly and child-headed households. Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners who operate informally are some of the worst affected by the loss of income due to the lockdown.

To respond to the increased levels of food insecurity, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Imbumba Foundation and the Siya Kolisi Foundation have partnered on an initiative called #Each1Feed1. The name of the fund is inspired by the old Congress of South African Students (COSAS) mantra “Each one, teach one” and is adopted in honour of OR Tambo.

Vision Tactical is proud to be associated with all affiliates in the #Each1Feed1 campaign and will be assisting in whichever way possible.

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