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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 hits 5% for the second time in 2021

Ina Opperman, The Citizen, 20 October 2021

Inflation reached 5% for the second time this year in September 2021 with 5.0%, 0.2% up from 4.9% in August and 4.6% in July, representing the fifth consecutive month with annual inflation above the 4.5% midpoint of the South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy target range. Read More

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Massive month-end fuel price hike could be ‘catastrophic’, warns the AA

Sowetan Live Motoring Reporter and AASA,

Current data is predicting fuel price hikes of catastrophic proportions at the end of October for November. Read More

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More than 40% of South Africans go to bed hungry every night

IOL Reporter, 12 October 2021

A recent survey has shed light on the alarming numbers of households that go to bed on an empty stomach every night. Read More

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Climate change poses crisis, says Cyril Ramaphosa

Dineo Faku, IOL Business Report, 12 October 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa is developing detailed plans to enable a just transition to a low-carbon economy and has highlighted the effects of climate change. Read More

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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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