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Food Price Barometer Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE

To: All media for immediate release.
Date: 13 October 2016
Subject: 2016 PACSA Food Price Barometer, Annual Report

Release to coincide with World Food Day on 16 October 2016
Increasing food prices deepens affordability crisis in low-income homes.  Read more here

PACSA monthly food price barometer

Food price inflation in the baskets of low-income households’ edge up to 20% year-on-year, with maize meal up 40%.

August 2016 saw the price of the PACSA Food Basket (a basket modelled to track food price inflation on low-income households) increase to its highest levels year-on-year.

Reviving water springs - caring for our water resource

Inspecting the natural springs
 
The community of Gezubuso, a semi-rural area outside Pietermaritzburg, has initiated a project to clean and revive the natural network of water springs in the area in order to meet the community’s need for water.

PACSA at the Jozie Book Fair

Jozie book fair
 
Mervyn Abrahams from PACSA was invited to be part of a panel discussion at the Jozzie Book Fair in September 2016. The fair, hosted by Khanya College at Wits University, featured numerous book launches, workshops, exhibitions and discussion forums.

Electricity Action Group wins important court victory

Electricity Action Group members picket outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court before the hearing
 
On Thursday the 28th July 2016 the first public interest case in the country to clarify the rights of citizens to access free basic electricity was to be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. The case was brought by the Electricity Action Group [EAG], a group of mostly elderly women residing in low-income households from communities across Pietermaritzburg.