Consumers are finding it hard to get by due to the high cost of goods and services

Consumers are finding it hard to get by due to the high cost of goods and services. The price of food and other essentials has gone up with taxi fares also expected to increase from next month. A survey has found that the cost of living among South Africans has significantly increased -- especially since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Last month, the 350 Rand social relief grant came to an end, adding more woes for the poor, who were dependent on this monthly income for their sustenance.