South Africans drop nutritional food from trolleys as costs soar
‘Child support grants that are nearly 30% below poverty line institutionalise inequity among black children’
As South Africans’ economic circumstances worsen, so do household health and nutrition.
And children are bearing the brunt of their parents’ inability to put nutritious food on the table.
The latest Household Affordability Index report, compiled by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group, showed that in February the R460 child support grant was 26% below the food poverty line of R624 and 40% below the average R771.95 cost to feed a child a basic nutritious diet...