Rising food prices a challenge for low-income households

Julie Smith from the Pietermaritzburg Social Agency for Community Social Action has been speaking to Newswatch ahead of their release of this month's Food Price Barometer Report. The report tracks the prices of more than 30 basic food items across a number of retail stores servicing particularly the lower-middle income market. Smith says the figure is at least eight times higher than last year's average food increase of 0.5% to 2% month-to-month. She predicts the situation is likely to get worse as the drought continues to impact local food production.  Read the full article here published in East Coast Radio on 28 January 2016.