Cost of food steadily rising: PMB Economic Justice & Dignity Group

Christmas Day is in a week and across the country people will be planning meals or braais. But the inflated price of meat is expected to continue into the new year. So just how much will food cost this Christmas? The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group's project co-ordinator, Mervyn Abrahams, unpacks the numbers. #DStv403


JOHANNESBURG - This Christmas might not be the festive feast many South Africans were hoping for.

Food prices are on the rise, especially those for meat.

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The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group says the increases are due to hikes in fuel and electricity costs but there is some good news.

PMB Economic Justice and Dignity Group's Mervyn Abrahams said, "so I think the price of food is going to steadily continue to increase because some of the factors leading to its increase are still there."

"Global fuel prices are on the increase, Eskom has asked Nersa for a large increasing in electricity prices, however, it's also to be noted that summer vegetables have come down and so at least that will give a little bit of a respite but, as you've said, it's a season for braaing, for eating meat, and that's going to be particular more expensive this year."


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