n South African Food Review - Make 2019 the best yet! - editor's comment

Volume 45 Number 11-12
  • ISSN : 0379-6000


According to Cape Business Times South Africans spent more money on fast food and coffee this year than in 2017. A survey carried out by Stats SA shows there has been a notable 7.1 per cent increase in sales at fast food outlets and a seven per cent increase in revenue at coffee shops and restaurants. These are positive figures for 2018, considering the rise in costs since VAT was increased by one percentage point. The only decline was a 2.8 per cent drop in catering services. This is probably due to companies clamping down on unnecessary costs related to their business.

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