Pick n Pay Blasts Government for Rising Food Prices

Pick n Pay chairman, Gareth Ackerman, has denounced South Africa’s government’s apparent reluctance to fix the ongoing energy crisis. The cost of food prices skyrocketed in April, with food inflation at its peak since 2007. Rising irrigation and additional expenditure on diesel are among the drivers, as retailers risk spoilage if they do not have […]

Surviving Loadshedding: Keeping Food Safe and Fresh

Loadshedding for extended periods is causing temperature fluctuations in our fridges, forcing us to think about food safety and spoilage, our general behaviour in terms of food purchases, storage, managing our fridges, hygiene and the use of leftover food. In this article, we’ll cover some tips and key considerations to help ensure you can avoid […]

Load shedding may lead to food shedding, which could result in tough times ahead for South Africans

In a recent article published on the Daily Maverick website, author Christo van der Rheede highlights the devastating impact that rolling blackouts have had on South Africa’s agriculture sector and its potential impact on food security. While load shedding has affected every sector of the economy, agriculture has been hit particularly hard, with numerous commodities […]