Customers urged to report unhygienic spaza shops

Owners of spaza shops have been urged to put their customers first and abide by the laws governing them, especially around hygiene and the quality of produce changing hands. City of Cape Town health authorities have received reports of unhygienic conditions and concerns have been raised about the sale of[…]

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Food, clothes needed for Hout Bay fire victims

“If you have a nice house, please don’t take. This is only for the people who lost their homes in the fire,” said a policewoman cruising down one of the lines of people waiting to receive something to eat after losing everything in the Boxing Day blaze at Hout Bay’s[…]

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Woolies labelling probed

Woolworths are being investigated by the National Consumer Commission (NCC) over complaints that the popular retailer may be falsely labelling Israeli products in its stores. The complaints are believed to have been lodged to both the NCC and Woolworths itself by everyday consumers, as well as shareholders in the company.[…]

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Chronic hunger, obesity rates alarming in SA

There are roughly 805 million people around the world that live with chronic hunger and undernourishment, a clear indication as to the scale of extreme poverty affecting the global population. The issue, along with matters like food security and high costs in basic food, are some of the topics that[…]

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GOTG to donate food to ‘starving’ miners

Destitute miners in Kroondal are so hungry that they have resorted to eating cats, rats and wild vegetables to survive. This has prompted urgent intervention by Gift of the Givers which will make food donations on Thursday. Imtiaz Sooliman, founder, director and chair of Gift of the Givers, said in[…]

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Road rage linked to bad eating

A Johannesburg man, believed to be a pilot, shot dead a motorist in a road rageattack this week, which has sparked concern. The accused shot the motorist point blank due to him being accused of jumping a traffic light at a stop street. What raises more concern is that the[…]

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High food costs a headache

With the cut in the petrol price for the second time this year, many consumers are hoping for a drop in transport costs and food prices, but have been left disappointed. According to trade union Solidarity, while there is a connection between the fuel price and food prices, it does[…]

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Food for pilgrims under scrutiny

Makkah municipality is taking steps to ensure that the food served to pilgrims by catering companies and restaurants this Haj season is hygienic and of good quality. The municipality and the Ministry of Commerce have been engaged in separate inspections of eateries to ensure the best quality food for pilgrims.[…]

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