In praise of African comfort food
/ 25 September 2023

In praise of African comfort food

Five correspondents for ‘The Continent’ celebrate their favourite traditional dishes from across Africa. One thing these diverse meals have in common is not what they taste like but that they all make you feel right at home – even when you are far away

Farm to fork: Factors fuelling food price hikes
/ 22 September 2023

Farm to fork: Factors fuelling food price hikes

Farmers have been hard hit by everything from load-shedding to transport costs and supermarkets say they have not passed the costs
of running generators on to battling consumers

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Who protects us from rising prices?
/ 22 September 2023

Who protects us from rising prices?

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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Middle income consumers chase food bargains
/ 22 September 2023

Middle income consumers chase food bargains

The poor are assisted by taxpayers, the rich don’t feel it, but the middle class slips through through the gap in tough economic times

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Best before versus use by: understanding food safety labels
/ 21 September 2023

Best before versus use by: understanding food safety labels

Confusion over sell-by, use-by, best before and expiry dates among consumers drives food waste

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How South Africa’s major retailers are reducing food waste
/ 21 September 2023

How South Africa’s major retailers are reducing food waste

Woolworths donates surplus food to 890 local charities across South Africa, every day

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Ampersand Mixtape 7: Food and feasting
/ 21 September 2023

Ampersand Mixtape 7: Food and feasting

This mixtape, packed with tasty tunes from around the world, will titillate your palate and ears with music about veggies, fish and stews, as well as fruit, dessert and cake. There’s even a song with a recipe for a Brazilian shrimp stew