How is the National Government ensuring that retailers don’t unjustifiably hike prices?

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Published: March 25, 2020

On Friday 20 March 2020 the National Government published a list of 22 critical products and categories which the National Consumer and Competition Commission will be monitoring closely to ensure that there are no unjustified price increases.

These include basic food items (like rice, maize meal, milk, canned vegetables and meats), personal care products (like toilet paper, baby formula and nappies), hygiene products (like disinfectant, hand sanitiser, and cleaning agents) and key medical supplies (like surgical masks and gloves)

To see Minister Patel’s full statement click here.

To see the Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions, click here.

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