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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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More misery for motorists as fuel prices reach record highs

Times Live, 4 July 2022

The misery for SA motorists will continue in July with fuel prices set to reach new record levels on Wednesday. Read More

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July price hikes poised to hit hard — here’s how people are trimming budgets

Gill Gifford, Times Live, 1 July 2022

July has arrived — the month in which consumers will be hard hit by price hikes, most notably increased electricity costs (despite load-shedding challenges) and another petrol price rise this coming Wednesday. Read More

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Hunger, malnutrition in SA on the rise as food prices go through the roof

Ina Opperman, The Citizen, 30 June 2022

Low-income consumers are being forced to remove nutritious foods from the plates of their families more often as food is simply becoming too expensive for many to buy. Read More

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South Africans are paying nearly 14% more for food than a year ago

Suthentira Govender, Sowetan Live, 29 June 2022

Basic food and personal hygiene items are costing struggling South Africans nearly 14% more than a year ago, prompting fears of increased hunger, social instability and deterioration of health. Read More

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Consumer budgets are going to be stretched by rising prices, say analysts

Dineo Faku, Times Live, 26 June 2022

In the week the last Covid regulations were lifted, enabling theatres, restaurants and cinemas to pack in patrons, inflation figures for May indicate that consumers will have less money to spend on leisure. Read More

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Inflation rises to its highest level in five years

Naledi Ngcobo, SABC News, 22 June 2022 

The consumer price inflation increased to 6.5% in May 2022, from 5.9% in April 2022, according to data released by Statistics South Africa on Wednesday. Read More

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