Stunting can be prevented. It is one of the country’s largest solvable problems if we all lend a hand to tackle it. Others have already done so successfully – and with fewer resources than we have.

Millions of South Africans held their breath as they listened to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden speech as the President of the Republic. The president’s speech was well rounded and addressed many of the deeper needs of South Africa. I was encouraged by the dream that the president has for South Africa, to build a country where a “person’s prospects are determined by their own initiative and hard work, and not by the colour of their skin, place of birth, gender, language or income of their parents”.