Families struggling to afford food as prices soar

Families are either eating less or going into debt as a means to put food on the table. Mervyn Abrahams, director of the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (Pacsa) listed the foods and the increase in price. “Maize meal has increased by 32%, rice by 19%, sugar 28% and cooking oil 22%. Food prices are increasing substantially. The drought has had a major impact together with the fluctuations of the rand/dollar exchange.”  
Listen here to the podcast of the interview on Cape Talk Radio on 14 October 2016