Keep grants in place as food crisis deepens, government urged

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Keep grants in place as food crisis deepens, government urged

The cost of a basic food basket in September outstripped the national minimum wage by nearly R300: NGO

Senior reporter

Struggling South African families may be forced to cut back on food consumption or turn to loan sharks because of the rising cost of basic items.

This is according to the latest household affordability index report by NGO Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity (PMBEJD).

It analysed food price data from 44 supermarkets and 30 butcheries that target the low-income market in cities and towns such as Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Springbok and Pietermaritzburg...

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