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Food prices increased at the fastest pace in almost 14 years in January, when Eskom intensified rolling blackouts.

Annual food and nonalcoholic beverage inflation quickened to 13.4% from 12.4% in December, Pretoria-based Stats SA said Wednesday in a statement on its website. That’s the highest rate since April 2009, it said.

Food price escalation hits 14-year high amid more than 100 straight days of load-shedding (