An efficient state protects its citizens, provides safety nets, quality services, infrastructure, and provides leadership in the overall development of humanity especially the most vulnerable. Since 1994, significant progress has been made towards making South Africa a more just, inclusive and developmental society.
Despite this progress, South Africa, like many developing countries, is still faced with challenges such as poverty, inequality and unemployment. This situation is worsened by the economic downturn, which saw many people losing their jobs and unable to provide for the basic needs of their families. The effects of climate change are already felt by farmers, whose farming activities are the main source of food and income for their families.