Unaffordable high prices raise fears of food insecurity, despite fall in inflation

Load-shedding and transport-cost pressures have not abated, and the drought is likely to make things worse

12 May 2024 - 00:00 By THABISO MOCHIKO

The prices of some essential foods are slowly stabilising, albeit off a high base, but the Competition Commission still believes essential foods are becoming unaffordable, posing a threat to food security...

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