Competition Commission 'concerned' by soaring ginger prices

24 January 2021 - 00:00 By NIVASHNI NAIR and WENDY KNOWLER

The combination of Covid-19 and a shortage of ginger - in high demand for its immune-boosting properties - is at the root of surging prices.

Consumers are being charged as much as R480/kg for the fresh spice this week, and the Competition Commission said it noted with "great concern information doing rounds on social media regarding ginger prices"...

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