Food prices for some low-income families soar 10% in October
A study shows the average household food basket reached R4,317,56 in October — a R400.83 rise year on year and well above the R3,643,92 monthly minimum wage
Inflation is steadily creeping up again in SA, but it is being experienced most severely in some of SA’s poorest households.
The latest household affordability index, compiled by a Pietermaritzburg-based civil society group, showed that the average household food basket for low-income households from regions around SA, rose an annual 10.2% in October, with expectations that times will only get tougher. ..