rural rip-off

Rural communities paid more for staple foods than their urban area counterparts for most of this year.

Rural communities paid more for staple foods than their urban area counterparts for most of this year.

This is according to November's quarterly food-price monitor released by the National Agricultural Marketing Council, which found that in January people living in rural areas had to pay, on average, R4,01 more for a 5kilogram bag of maize meal than people in urban areas.

A 700g loaf of brown bread and 700g loaf of white bread were, respectively, 3c and 12c more expensive in rural areas than in urban areas - Xolile Bhengu and Lihle Z Mtshali

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