South Africa News

Food prices expected to soar due to damage caused by heavy rains

The destruction of crops by heavy rains in some parts of the country is likely to trigger food price increases, according to the South African Farmers Development Association. The prices of crops such as tomatoes and potatoes have already skyrocketed.

Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in many parts across the country, including Ladysmith, Bloemhof, and the Drakensberg.

Several homes and infrastructure were damaged and families were displaced.

Source: eNCA

In other news – More tributes for Patrick Shai

Like many across Mzansi, Patrick Mofokeng is in shock over the death of his mentor Patrick Shai.

Patrick Shai’s depression

Shai took his own life and his body was discovered in the garage of his Dobsonville home on Saturday morning, 22 January. Learn more