We tend to take things like bread for granted. It’s a staple food, after all. Shops always have it, row upon row of different types of bread, white, wholewheat, rye, half-rye… and all most people normally have to battle with is which one to choose.
But a recent bread shortage has disrupted our happy Capetonian bread-loving lives:
“Some Cape Town bakers complain they do not earn enough to support their families.
Trade union Fawu says workers downed tools on Thursday, and will continue doing so until their demands for better wages and improved working conditions are met.
As result, several stores have reported bread shortages.
The strike is affecting consumers across the Peninsula.”
(Cape Talk News)
Makes for some really corny headlines, too.