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LETTER: Five steps to alleviate food crisis for poor (

  • Cutting taxes and levies on fuel to reduce the cost of transporting food.
  • Reallocating the R50m “food aid” for Cuba to feed hungry people at home.
  • Scrapping VAT on the food items most commonly purchased by the poorest households by reviewing and expanding the zero-rated food basket.
  • Reviewing and reducing import tariffs on foods consumed by low-income households.
  • Providing private titles to all land reform beneficiaries to increase food supply and security while reducing prices.