Transport and power hikes strike the poor

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It was estimated that the taxi fare would increase by between 10% and 25% nationwide. Picture: Supplied
It was estimated that the taxi fare would increase by between 10% and 25% nationwide. Picture: Supplied

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Poverty-stricken families, living in lockdown because of the Covid-19 coronavirus, have been battered by increased food prices. And now they face the double whammy of hikes in transport and electricity costs.

These families’ income is the national minimum wage of R3 500 – 50.9% of which covers transport costs to and from work and electricity.

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