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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.
The price of maize meal has already started increasing, which in turn will have an impact on the cost of chicken.
Breaking down the cost of Debonairs pizzas by the square centimetre shows huge premiums for one of its size options.
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.
Maize meal is 22% cheaper than a year ago, while sugar is down 9%.
Low-income residents of Pietermaritzburg are spending 54% less than they should on food.
SA could reap the benefits of higher agricultural output this year following good summer rainfall across the country, says the Agricultural Business Chamber,
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.
A bigger maize crop and a drop in food prices will boost SA’s economy, but local and global political tensions may harm us.
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.
The impact of African swine fever is not isolated, says Wandile Sihlobo.
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.
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.
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.
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 are expected to increase, despite an overall declining trend in food inflation.
December's inflation of 6.8% negatively surprised markets, peaking higher than expectations.
The weakening rand during 2015 and 2016 helped boost demand for vegetable exports during the period.
Low-income families paid more than three times the inflation rate increase for food this month compared with the same month last year.
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