The PACSA Food Price Barometer tracks the monthly prices of the foods in the trolleys of households living on low incomes. It is specifically designed to measure food price inflation as experienced by households living on low incomes. The crisis…

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Month-on-month the price of the PACSA Food Basket has come down by R14.37 (-0.7%) from R2 068.35 in March 2017 to R2 053.98 in April 2017. Whilst this is a good thing, the price drop is not large enough, nor…

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This month’s data shockingly shows an increase in the cost of the PACSA food basket. After the long period of drought and high temperatures which contributed to the substantial food price hikes reflected on supermarket shelves from November 2015; it…

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According to Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA), inflation on the PACSA Food Basket has decreased in February 2017. But it is too soon to tell whether this drop signals the start of a general downward trend in food…

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