Retailers given chance to explain lockdown price hikes

2020-03-31 21:38

The Competition Commission says it is prioritising the investigation of cases of overpricing of essential goods by certain retailers during the lockdown period, and businesses have been given a chance to respond to the allegations.

Economic ministers mull over fuel price issue

2018-07-07 09:00

Cabinet's economic cluster is considering allowing the state's expert panel on zero-rated VAT items to expand the scope of its work to include reviewing the recent fuel price hikes.

Cell C says it's business as usual despite junk rating

2017-02-08 13:53

The company has assured customers that its network will remain active despite its recent credit downgrade to the lowest junk rating.

Why meat prices are rising

2016-06-09 19:12

Steadily rising meat prices have been impacted partly by the drought, with dry weather conditions set to become more regular in the Western Cape, warns MEC Alan Winde.

Days of hunger looming

2016-02-02 13:29

The price of food in the baskets of low-income households shot up by nine percent in the three months to January — and there are more price hikes to come.


A new plan will increase a controversial vehicle-licensing ‘transaction fee’ by another 14% – after a 72% increase last year

2019-03-08 17:13

A huge jump in the transaction fees to be paid to the Road Traffic Management Corporation every time a car is licensed in South Africa drew howls of protest last year. Now the transport minister is looking for feedback on another hike.

Four sectors hardest hit by fuel price hikes

2018-06-09 08:15

The Automobile Association (AA) has warned of another fuel price hike in July, while motorists are still reeling from the third consecutive increase in June.

Spike in raw material prices to hit consumers

2016-10-14 10:07

Statistics show the producer price index of raw milk has gone up by 24% over the past year, with consumers paying more for milk than last year due to the drought.

Consumers reel as price hikes hit home

2016-05-27 16:11

The combination of ever-increasing petrol and food prices is placing 94% of South African households at high risk of a negative net income, warns an economist.

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