Obesity, South Africa's emerging health crisis

December 10, 2014 12:02 PM

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At lunchtime outside South Africa's biggest shopping mall, hungry workmen in hard hats pour out of a building site to buy cheap loaves of bread and jumbo bottles of fizzy drinks.

They are joined by middle-class office workers, forming long queues at fast-food restaurants to stack trays with fried chicken, pizza or local delicacies such as bunny chow -- a hollowed out loaf of bread stuffed with steaming curry.

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