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Reserve Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at 7%
Reserve Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at 7%
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) left interest rates unchanged for a third consecutive meeting as it cut its inflation forecast...
Food prices to rise as retailers forced to pass on costs
Food prices to rise as retailers forced to pass on costs
The till slip at the end of your weekly or monthly shopping trip to the local supermarket may leave you with heart palpitations. But your neighbourhood retailer may well have been cushioning you against the worst of food price increases in recent months....
Making do with the price of bread
Making do with the price of bread
Outside Shoprite in Khayelitsha Mall, two men sell music CDs. Sitting next to them is Sindilo Miso (47), his peak cap obscuring his face, as he...
Malnutrition rises despite social grants
Malnutrition rises despite social grants
More than one in five children in South Africa are stunted because of malnutrition, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2015 released on...
Drought stalks SA crops and economy
Drought stalks SA crops and economy
If you thought being a miner was tough, try being a farmer.
Inflationary pressure on prices eases off
Inflationary pressure on prices eases off
Headline inflation for January came in lower than market expectations, thanks to the low oil price, but analysts warn that underlying inflationary...
Cheaper oil price will be a boon for poorer families
Cheaper oil price will be a boon for poorer families
The price of oil may have halved over the past six months but it has left consumers wondering when prices of other goods and services are going to...
Biofuels plant will cut UK's reliance on imported feed
Biofuels plant will cut UK's reliance on imported feed
Vivergo's plant at Saltend in the Humber estuary, opened with a £350-million investment, will take in 1.1-million tonnes a year of wheat...
World faces tough choices on food
World faces tough choices on food
Now the increase in the price of maize, wheat and soya beans in the past three months –  the third spike in the past five years –...
SA weathers storm, but food prices still set to double by 2030
SA weathers storm, but food prices still set to double by 2030
Traditionally the cost of staple foods has gradually inflated over time, and future cost scenarios have taken this approach. But a report released by...
The economic week ahead: Balancing hope and fear
The economic week ahead: Balancing hope and fear
A series of key economic releases in the United States, Europe's latest growth figures, India's inflation numbers and South Africa's...
Grassroots shift reaps resilient crop
Grassroots shift reaps resilient crop
Feeding Africa, whether in crisis situations or just day to day, is a big task that requires organisations with resources and scale.

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