Food prices up again in August.

The cost of the PMBEJD Household Food Basket increased sharply between March and April and continued its upward trend, albeit at a slower rate until June. July saw a drop in the cost of the basket.

It appeared, on the trends in our data, that food prices were stabilising but August is again showing an increase. Guest: Professor Tinyiko Maluleke is Senior Research Fellow, University of Pretoria Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship.

Guest: Mervyn Abrahams - Programme Coordinator for the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group