Uncategorized

PMBEJD survey finds over 11% increase food costs compared to 2021

In the May Household Affordability Index, the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group reported the average cost of the Household Food Basket at R4,609.89 –  an increase of more than 11% compared to May 2021.  More than half of the 44 foods in the food basket increased in price, with cooking oil leading the pack. The researchers …

PMBEJD survey finds over 11% increase food costs compared to 2021 Read More »

Treasury announces a postponement to the HPL increase

o4 April 2022   To:    Hon. E Godongwana Minister of Finance Per email: Cathy.Shilubana@treasury.gov.za; Mary.Marumo@treasury.gov.za cc:     Hon. J Maswanganyi MP, Chairperson Standing Committee on Finance National Assembly Per email: tsepanya@parliament.gov.za; awicomb@parliament.gov.za Hon. YI Carrim MP, Chairperson Select Committee on Finance National Council of Provinces Per email: tsepanya@parliament.gov.za; awicomb@parliament.gov.za Hon. SM Dhlomo MP, Chairperson Portfolio Committee …

Treasury announces a postponement to the HPL increase Read More »

#NotTodayNestlé: Food giant Nestlé flouts SA law. Again.

12 August 2021 Food giant Nestlé flouts SA law. Again. Food and beverage company Nestlé’s latest marketing campaign violates long-standing national health department regulations meant to safeguard the nutrition and health of South African children. It’s not the first time the company has done this but it should be the last. On 14 August, Nestlé …

#NotTodayNestlé: Food giant Nestlé flouts SA law. Again. Read More »

Sparking a fresh fruit revival in the heart of Venda

Tshakhuma Fruit Market attracts tourists from all over South Africa, but locals consumption of the market’s offering of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts is dwindling, according to fruit vendors. “We are fortunate as people of Venda [Vhembe] to have so many fruits at our disposal, but I don’t think we value all these fruits enough. …

Sparking a fresh fruit revival in the heart of Venda Read More »