Organisations warn hungry citizens create a very fragile future for South Africa

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South Africa is building a “very fragile future” on the empty bellies of hungry people.

That’s the warning from the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity (PMBEJD) group, which has criticised the tiny increases in government grants and the 4,5% rise in the national minimum wage.

In April, the government increased the child support grant by R10 a month to R460, which the group says is not nearly enough to cover the cost of feeding children a basic nutritious diet.

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