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Gloomy winter for the poor as further food price increases loom
We are surrounded by mounting uncertainty and unpredictability. 2 Jun 2023 Read more

Voices of the poor: "We have no choice but to borrow money from loan sharks to survive"
As the cost-of-living crisis deepens across South Africa, more people are turning to debt to meet their monthly expenses. 10 May 2023 Read more

FoodForward SA shows huge surge in impact, as SA food crisis deepens
FoodForward SA (FFSA) reports significant growth in its latest annual results, reflecting the success of its foodbanking model of recovering quality, edible, surplus food from the supply chain and redistributing it to verified organisations that serve the poor. 29 Mar 2023 Read more

Voices of the poor: "We need people to know we are starving"
We recently visited the home of Sisanda Plum, in the township of Mfuleni, in the northern suburb of Blue Downs. Plum is 34 years old, has three children and is unemployed. Two of her children live with her grandmother in the Eastern Cape and the fathers of the two children in the Eastern Cape have both passed away. Her youngest daughter lives with her and her boyfriend. 10 Mar 2023 Read more

Cost of living crisis: The poor have been priced out
South Africans are becoming increasingly negative regarding our growth prospects and quality of life. Hours of load shedding, daily. Regular interest rate hikes. High food and fuel prices. Rising inflation and cost-of-living-concerns, a weak economy, high unemployment, spiralling crime, and an inept government. The #Mzanzi optimism tank is depleted, and the tyres are deflated. The daily news is depressing, prompting many to consider prospects of living abroad. 3 Feb 2023 Read more

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