/ 22 September 2023

Who protects us from rising prices?

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South African consumers are struggling as spiralling food prices cut deeply into household budgets. File photo by Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg via Getty Images
In the wake of a food affordability crisis, prices at retail level are not controlled and the government is at arm’s length

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