In most middle class Muslim homes in Cape Town, a samoosa, pie or half-moon is a staple at iftar time. Although it’s not the healthiest option, savouries in Ramadan has for a long time been a Mother City tradition, perhaps for its ease in preparation and variety in taste. Go[…]
Muslims may have to forgo the extra treats at the ‘boeka’ table this Ramadan, as consumers feel the pinch of exorbitant food prices. Higher petrol prices and the ripple effects of the ongoing drought have resulted in sharp rises in food costs, leaving shoppers hard-pressed. As Muslim shoppers rushed to[…]
Looming food price hikes could be affecting our waistline more than we think. This is according to director of Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA), Mervin Abrahams who conducts numerous studies into the price of food and its effects on consumers. Abrahams, who focuses primarily on economic inequality, reiterated[…]
As the drought worsens in parts of the country, the increase in food prices has not only impacted consumers but also community-based projects. One such initiative is the Peninsula School Feeding Association, a non-profit organization, which was inspired by a call from community members to assist in improving the learning[…]
The severe water shortages that have left many local farmers in dire straits is more than likely to have a knock-on effect on food prices, according to Imraan Mukkadam, co-ordinating member of the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign (SAFSC). The country has been hit by a crippling drought due to[…]
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