Tag Archives: Food Prices

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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintGill 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 … Continue reading

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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintIna 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

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSuthentira 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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SA is paying nearly 12% more for food than last year

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintSuthentira Govender, Times Live, 31 May 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine, unrest and the KwaZulu-Natal floods have contributed to South Africans forking out nearly 12% more for basic food items compared to a year ago. Read More

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Renewed concern: Food prices adding to burden of higher fuel rates

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintIna Opperman, The Citizen, 30 May 2022 Renewed concerns about food prices are adding to the consumer burden of the higher fuel price that will be announced this week along with the new unemployment figures tomorrow. Read More

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Household food basket price for April increases again

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintIna Opperman, The Citizen, 29 April 2022 The household food basket price for April has increased, with cooking oil costing R52,35 more as the core food price that increased the most along with 34 of the 44 foods surveyed. Read … Continue reading

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