Ramaphosa calls for urgent action on cost of living

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa will officially close the conference on Sunday.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC says it has made recommendations to government to address the country's rising cost of living.

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Food and fuel prices have skyrocketed in recent months, leaving many unable to afford the basics.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, has promised change and says urgent measures should be put in place to address this.

He said, "this policy conference has agreed that we need to undertake extraordinary and urgent measures to accelerate inclusive growth, create employment and alleviate poverty...we have also noted with great concern the impact of the rising cost of living on South African families and have made a number of recommendations specifically on rising fuel and food prices, we have called on government to act urgently to support consumers and businesses at this difficult time...we are committed to build an inclusive and lasting social compact."


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