Augustus Consulting Special Project

Food & Water Security in South Africa Media Review

Augustus Consulting monitors reports of food and water security in South Africa, including media articles, blogs, opinion pieces and other announcements. Unless otherwise indicated (such as in articles written by Augustus Consulting), the language and views contained in the search results reflect those of the originating author and/or publication and do not necessarily represent the views of Augustus Consulting. Archived media reviews are available: Water Security and Food Security.

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Pandemic, looting mean food price hikes, Competition Commission says

Sipokazi Fokazi, Times Live, 14 September 2021

The recent violent looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng has resulted in high food prices, particularly on essential items such cooking oil, potatoes, meat and sugar. Read More

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Food poverty line now at R624: Stats SA

Enerst Mabuza, Sowetan Live, 10 September 2021

The food poverty line increased to R624 in April this year, up from R585 the previous year, Statistics SA (Stats SA) said in its release of the National Poverty Lines 2021. Read More

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Parliamentary committee on land expropriation wraps up its work

Sipokazi Fokazi, Sowetan Live, 4 September 2021

The expropriation of land without compensation is one step closer after the parliamentary land expropriation committee adopted the bill that will amend the constitution to provide for this. Read More

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Rand Water calls on residents to use water sparingly

SABC News, 2 September 2021

Rand Water says it has observed a high demand for water from consumers and this has led to shortages. Read More

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SA unemployment rate hits new record high in second quarter

Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Times Live, 24 August 2021

SA’s unemployment rate hit a new record high of 34.4% in the second quarter of 2021 from 32.6% in the first quarter, the statistics agency said on Tuesday. Read More

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Fuel price: Another hike forecasted for September

Cheryl Kahla, The Citizen, 16 August 2021

The Central Energy Fund (CEF) has released its most recent fuel price forecast report. Read More

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