‘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.

Zim's October inflation creeps up

2016-11-16 10:43

Zimbabwe’s annual inflation for October gained 0.37 percentage points to close the month at -0.95%, as prices rose on the back of shortages for some basic products.

Red meat prices to rise as high as 15% - FNB

2016-09-19 19:05

Red meat prices are expected to rise by up to 15% from now until December, according to FNB.

R753 enough to support family of five? Fin24 finds out

2016-06-21 06:50

It would cost a family of five at least 52% more than the R753 Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini claims is adequate to support an indigent household.

Concern over retailers profiting from food prices

2016-05-18 14:22

A Western Cape standing committee has raised concerns over food retailers profiting at the expense of the poor during the drought.

Shop with extreme caution, advises consumer price expert

2016-05-12 07:31

Consumers should always shop with extreme caution, warns a consumer price watchdog in reaction to claims of food prices beating inflation.


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.

Food inflation crushes poor

2016-12-29 12:42

Low-income families paid more than three times the inflation rate increase for food this month compared with the same month last year.

Warning to firms who don’t lower food prices after drought ends

2016-10-06 06:42

The Competition Commission is keeping a close watch on businesses in the food sector whose prices may have risen as a result of the drought, says its commissioner.

Global food prices increase most in 4 years

2016-07-11 17:48

In June global food prices have shown the largest monthly increase the past four years, according to an index by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Here's why you pay more for fruit and veg

2016-06-02 12:18

Higher fuel prices and the drought have placed farmers under tremendous financial strain and consumers will feel the pain. But there are ways to cut costs.

Angus McIntosh: No end in sight – Govt’s hatred for farmers fuels food insecurity

2016-05-16 07:55

An agriculture expert laments government's "underlying hatred towards farmers both black and white", and says not a single policy is in place to aid farmers.

Shoprite warns food price doomsayers

2016-04-25 09:59

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson has cautioned against those pushing unnecessary price increases “fuelled by the frenzy emanating from recent reports about spiralling costs”.

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