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  • The memo repeated Cosatu's demands for nationalisation of the mealie-meal, bread and milk value chains.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • One white woman, who recently returned to her native Harare after several years in Surrey, told me how she recently visited a previously white-owned farm – grabbed by war vets in 2003 – to buy maize mealie-meal at the knock-down price of Z$15 billion per 50 kg bag.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Many shop shelves are now bare of basic commodities like bread, sugar, margarine and the staple "mealie-meal."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's government is investigating worsening shortages of the staple mealie-meal in stores around the country, accusing sellers of "irregularities," the official Herald reported Monday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Shepherd Sibanda, warned police would arrest traders found to be overcharging for mealie-meal.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The official price for 10 kg of mealie-meal is 180,000 Zimbabwe dollars (1.8 US dollars).

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Their crocodile tears will not deter us from carrying out necessary action to rid ourselves of malpractises that have caused hardships to our people through illegal trade in essential commodities like sugar, soap, mealie-meal, fuel, foreign currency and clothing."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The native gave me a good-day in Kaffir, then begged for tobacco or a handful of mealie-meal.

    Prester John

  • "Their crocodile tears will not deter us from carrying out necessary action to rid ourselves of malpractices that have caused hardships to our people through illegal trade in essential commodities like sugar, soap, mealie-meal, fuel, foreign currency and clothing."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), which organised a three-day stayaway last month, urged Zimbabweans to "store a bucket of mealie-meal (Zimbabwe's staple food) and save a penny" ahead of planned mass action.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • I've heard this used in Australia by Aboriginal people who grew up on missions and in town camps. They said it was because the flour, difficult to store well here in tropical conditions, was often riddled with mealie bugs.

    August 6, 2008

  • Maize meal or flour (fr. S.Afr. Dutch, Afrikaans mieliemeel).

    August 6, 2008