for subscribers

Our daily dread: Is it time to regulate basic food prices?

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Academics who worked on the South African Child Gauge 2020, a report on food and nutrition security say SA needs some control on the constantly escalating prices.  (Getty)
Academics who worked on the South African Child Gauge 2020, a report on food and nutrition security say SA needs some control on the constantly escalating prices. (Getty)

The cost of healthy food in South Africa is too high and instead of helping the country eradicate stunting in children, the cost of nutritional staples is pushing more households towards highly processed cheaper alternatives and compromising their health, academics said on Thursday.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
ZAR/USD
15.50
(-1.29)
ZAR/GBP
21.42
(-1.01)
ZAR/EUR
18.38
(-0.71)
ZAR/AUD
11.89
(-0.78)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(-0.88)
Gold
1679.57
(-1.59)
Silver
25.12
(-1.03)
Platinum
1149.00
(+1.16)
Brent Crude
70.53
(0.00)
Palladium
2311.00
(-0.67)
All Share
68476.42
(+0.30)
Top 40
62944.72
(+0.25)
Financial 15
12744.83
(-0.12)
Industrial 25
87113.92
(-0.57)
Resource 10
71951.36
(+1.62)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, and I've gotten it.
21% - 1073 votes
No, I did not.
52% - 2694 votes
My landlord refused
28% - 1460 votes
Vote