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Food poverty line in SA now R624 a month

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A person in South Africa now needs to have at least R624 per month to meet the minimum required daily energy intake, according Statistics SA inflation-adjusted national poverty lines (NPLs) report for 2021.

Stats SA said in a statement the national poverty lines were constructed using the cost-of-basic needs approach, linking welfare to the consumption of goods and services.

The lines contain both food and non-food components of household consumption expenditure.

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