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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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Inflation remains at 5.9% in April, with food and transport costs causing concern

Ina Opperman, The Citizen, 18 May 2022

Inflation remained at 5.9% in April, the same as in March, but 0,6% higher compared to April in 2021, with the annual inflation rate for goods at 8,5%, down from 8,7% in March and 3,5% for services, up from 3,4% in March. Read More

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Motorists warned to expect massive fuel price hike in June

Nkosikhona Duma, Eyewitness News, 16 May 2022

Analysts have warned motorists to expect a massive petrol price increase next month. Read More

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Global warming made SA floods more likely: Study

SABC News, 13 May 2022

Global warming made the heavy rains behind South Africa’s devastating floods last month twice as likely as they would have been if greenhouse gas emissions had never heated the planet, scientists said on Friday. Read More

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Food insecurity becoming more prevalent in African countries, according African Union

Coletta Wanjohi, SABC News, 9 May 2022

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) says it is concerned about the increase in food insecurity in Africa, especially in countries where conflict persists. Read More

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Malnutrition claims more lives as hunger stalks SA’s kids

Alex Patrick and Suthentira Govender, Times Live, 8 May 2022

In a country that is a net exporter of food, little children are eating sand to fill their bellies — and starving to death. Read More

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SA committed to take necessary action to tackle climate change: Ramaphosa

SABC News, 6 May 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is committed to taking the necessary actions to tackle climate change while supporting the local economy. Read More

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