Sunday Times

Over-the-top ma­te­ri­als that pushed up price

- Consumer Goods

Mar­moran paint cost about R2.5m. Nor­mal paint would have cost 30% less

Im­ported deck­ing and wooden struc­tures cost about R3.5m. The deck­ing cost about five times more than a com­pa­ra­ble lo­cal prod­uct

Im­ported bam­boo floor­ing cost about R2m, more than twice what a com­pa­ra­ble lo­cal prod­uct would cost

Im­ported Hu­laBond cladding cost about R4.6m

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