Tag Archives: Food Prices

Pandemic, looting mean food price hikes, Competition Commission says

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSipokazi 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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High food prices continue to hurt low-income families

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintGiven Majola, IOL Business Report, 29 July 2021 The household food baskets for Durban, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg increased marginally this month by R31.87, R51.28 and R12.04, respectively, while those of Joburg and Springbok declined marginally by R28.45 and R21.03, … Continue reading

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World food prices fall in June for first time in a year -FAO

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintReuters, 8 July 2021 World food prices fell in June for the first time in 12 months, pushed lower by declines in vegetable oils, cereals and dairy products, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. Read More

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Rising costs of essential foods influenced by some global trends, says economist

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSifiso Zulu, Eyewitness News, 24 June 2021 There’s been a drastic rise in the prices of essential food items like cooking oil and tomatoes. Read More

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Elderly hit hard by sharp rise in food prices

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintLorna Charles, The Mercury, 19 April 2021 The latest research from the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group (PMBEJD) has found that in Durban alone, the basic household food basket prices rose by 7.3% or R277.89 over the past seven … Continue reading

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Food prices likely to rise as violent attacks cripple trucking industry

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintManyane Manyane, Sunday Independent, 29 November 2020 Prices of food and other commodities are likely to increase as a backlash from the ongoing attacks on trucks forces distributors to seek alternative logistics. Read More

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