The price of eggs is falling fast – but mielie meal is still a lot more expensive than a year ago

2020-01-27 18:14

The price of eggs dropped by 4% in a month, numbers from the National Agricultural Marketing Council show, but maize meal is still 22.4% more expensive than a year ago.

Wandile Sihlobo: How African swine fever is likely to hit global meat prices

2019-06-04 06:01

The impact of African swine fever is not isolated, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Biltong is nearly 20% more expensive than two years ago – but chocolate is getting cheaper

2019-01-23 12:50

A new analysis of inflation data shows that the price of biltong rose quickly in 2017 and 2018, getting more expensive much faster than other snacks – especially slabs of chocolate.

Woolworths food prices rose by more than its competitors — but it may be stealing their customers anyway

2018-11-15 17:36

Sales of Woolworths food grew by more than 7% over the past twenty weeks, even as its prices rose by 1%, more than those of its competitors.

Why Woolies' gluten-free bread is over R50 a loaf

2018-08-14 10:17

A photo of a loaf of 375g gluten-free bread at Woolworths, selling for R52.99, went viral on social media to the amusement of some while others questioned how a staple food item could be so expensive.

A 25-year-old woman has revealed how she has cut her food waste and managed to travel.

A 25-year-old woman has revealed how she has cut her food waste and managed to travel.

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Food prices rise thanks to oils

2017-10-05 15:03

Food prices have increased further in September due to higher costs of oils and dairy products, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Meat prices expected to go up - analyst

2017-03-23 06:03

Meat prices are expected to increase, despite an overall declining trend in food inflation.

Market 'surprised' by December's 6.8% inflation rate

2017-01-18 18:00

December's inflation of 6.8% negatively surprised markets, peaking higher than expectations.

Weakening rand helped boost vegetable exports

2017-01-06 18:08

The weakening rand during 2015 and 2016 helped boost demand for vegetable exports during the period.


Fruit, cheese, and especially maize meal are all a lot more expensive – but at least offal and giblets are cheaper than last year

2019-09-20 13:45

A monthly consumer food basket tracked by the National Agricultural Marketing Council shows average year-on-year inflation of 4.1% – but the prices of some types of food rocketed far beyond that.

These food prices will rise in coming months, Shoprite warns

2019-02-27 14:13

The price of maize meal has already started increasing, which in turn will have an impact on the cost of chicken.

Order the wrong size pizza from Debonairs and you could pay up to 43% extra – here’s how to get the most pizza for the least money

2019-01-16 06:14

Breaking down the cost of Debonairs pizzas by the square centimetre shows huge premiums for one of its size options.

Starved by the price of food

2018-08-19 08:12

An NGO report advocates all VAT charges to be removed, warning that income levels in poor households are too low to afford basic foods, let alone transport and other costs.

Some food is getting cheaper - here are five products that cost less than a year ago

2018-07-24 06:36

Maize meal is 22% cheaper than a year ago, while sugar is down 9%.

‘Food too expensive’

2017-10-26 14:10

Low-income residents of Pietermaritzburg are spending 54% less than they should on food.

Good news: food inflation could remain relatively low

2017-07-29 09:00

SA could reap the benefits of higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country, says the Agricultural Business Chamber,

Consumer confidence dives as bleak outlook hits households

2017-01-19 12:12

Weak household income growth, poor credit extension and soaring food prices during the festive season have led to a dive in consumer levels, an index shows.

Treading the fine line

2017-01-08 07:44

A bigger maize crop and a drop in food prices will boost SA’s economy, but local and global political tensions may harm us.

Sharp drop in food prices could be on cards

2017-01-06 06:00

Higher rainfall points to a steep fall in food prices during 2017, which should alleviate pressure on consumers further down the line, says an economist.

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