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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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SA consumer inflation hits five-year high at 5.9%

Andries Mahlangu, Business Day, 19 January 2022

Consumer inflation rose to its highest level in five years in December, backing the case for a potential increase in interest rates as soon as next Thursday when the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) sits down for its first scheduled meeting of 2022. Read More

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Department of Water and Sanitation releases more water from the Vaal Dam following heavy rainfall

Sentleeng Lehihi, SABC News, 18 January 2022

The Department of Water and Sanitation has released more water from the Vaal Dam in an effort to reduce the water levels following heavy rainfall in the dams catchment area. Read More

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Flood damage to KZN farms estimated to cost billions of rands

Nhlanhla Mabaso, Eyewitness News, 13 January 2022

The Agriculture Department in KwaZulu-Natal says the cost of damage to farms affected by severe weather conditions and flash flooding in the province is estimated at billions of rands. Read More

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No respite for your pockets, as food prices continue to rise

Ina Opperman, The Citizen, 4 January 2022

While the country gears up to ensure that 2022 goes better financially than the past two years, South Africa’s poorest citizens are still battling to put food on the table, with the food basket survey for December indicating a consistent increase in prices, with only two small decreases noted in the baskets for Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. Read More

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Hefty fuel price decrease announced for Wednesday

Citizen Reporter, 3 January 2022

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has given motorists a bit of reprieve by announcing a hefty cut in fuel prices, effective from midnight on Tuesday. Read More

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Fishing rights allocation: Government reopens applications

The Citizen, 29 December 2021

Government has announced the re-opening of the Online Application System for the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) for registered users and current applicants only. Read More

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