Child grants simply don’t cut it any more as SA’s food prices soar

People living below poverty line pay nearly 10% more for staple foods while the social security system fails to catch up

29 September 2021 - 19:30

As SA’s poverty crisis deepens, the latest household affordability index report has revealed that low-income earners are paying nearly 10% more for a basic basket of staple foods than they did year ago.

Compiled by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group (PMBEJD), it tracks food prices from 44 supermarkets and 30 butcheries in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Springbok in the Northern Cape...

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