A visit to a South African supermarket is pretty much the same experience you would have anywhere else in the world and for some people that can be an eye opening experience. As a shopper, you will find many of the same brands that you would have at your own local grocery. For many, grocery shopping is a second nature activity. But, that is not true for all. South Africa has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. And, it is reported that there are over 12 million people living in extreme poverty and that represents 21.7% of the populace. It is estimated that in 2014 the food poverty line was R400 per capita per month. Read more here and here!