ARTICLES RELATING TO POVERTY

To be young, gifted, and black

2014-07-17 11:57

Why we shouldn't lose hope about the state of South Africa and our nation's future.

Africans should not embrace capitalism

2014-07-10 06:00

As a young boy growing up in the ghettos of SA, I dreamt of being wealthy. But I realised that capitalism defeats its own purpose, writes Matome Letsoalo.

Pope wants super rich to help the poor

2014-06-17 06:45

Pope Francis has denounced those getting rich through speculation in financial markets, calling on them to use their investments for the good of humanity.

Zambia's economic growth 'inadequate'

2014-05-21 13:53

Zambia needs faster economic growth than its current single-digit annual rate to tackle rampant poverty, says the country's finance minister.

Strike taking people into poverty - economist

2014-04-30 15:00

The ongoing strike in the platinum mining belt is taking workers into poverty as it enters day 97, according to economist Mike Schüssler.

Say No to food waste

2014-04-28 07:55

Let's 'rescue' food to feed SA's 11 million hungry tummies, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Africa is rising, despite challenges

2014-04-10 19:04

Africa's economic boom is real and sustained, but more work needs to be done to roll back poverty and create jobs, say African presidents and policy makers.

Get this Zulu off my stoep

2014-04-03 10:38

To middle class citizens out there who believe their success is purely a result of their “hard work”: Get your head out of your ass.

Get this Zulu off my stoep

2014-03-14 09:30

To middle class citizens out there who believe their success is purely a result of their “hard work”: Get your head out of your ass.

Poor pay more for water than big business - SAHRC

2014-03-11 15:04

Most of SA's water is used by sectors like agribusiness and mining at a relatively lower cost than that paid by poor households, according to a report.

Project to give farmworkers free electricity

2014-02-21 15:19

Western Cape farmworkers may benefit from Eskom's free basic electricity grant in the future if a pilot project is successful, provincial premier Helen Zille says.

Dangerous growth of inequality

2014-01-16 18:30

A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, says the World Economic Forum.

Living on the poverty line

2014-01-01 11:00

Can a child really survive on the bare minimum of only R8 a day?

Living on the poverty line

2013-12-14 13:00

Can a child really survive on the bare minimum of only R8 a day?

Childhood stress linked to higher blood pressure

2013-12-03 10:18

A new US study offers more evidence that childhood experience may have health effects that echo into adulthood.

Tutu, others warn of 'assault on democracy'

2013-11-27 11:52
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Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu and more than 80 other prominent South Africans have warned that a spate of violent protests constitute an "assault on democracy".

Freedom from poverty important - judge

2013-11-19 07:26
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Freedom from poverty in the South African context is one of the most important freedoms, retired Constitutional Court judge Zak Yacoob says.

Tackle poverty to fight crime - Mthethwa

2013-11-15 07:46
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The fight against crime cannot be separated from the war on want, and the challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality need to be addressed, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

People don't want anything for free - Ndungane

2013-10-21 19:22

People want the tools to eke out their own existence so that they can have the dignity of earning a living, says retired Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane.

Charity really does begin at home

2013-10-15 15:00

Giving to less fortunate people can teach your child valuable lessons.

Zim sees rapid fall in poverty

2013-10-01 15:39

Zimbabwe has seen the greatest reduction in poverty following the formation of a government of national unity, an Afrobarometer survey shows.

Zuma urges elderly to live healthily

2013-09-30 11:14

President Jacob Zuma has urged the elderly to take care of their health and to contribute to the development of the country.

EU spending cuts to hit Portugal's poor

2013-09-15 16:37

Spending cuts to European Union food aid programmes could leave Portugal's growing ranks of poor with even emptier plates.

Living on the poverty line

2013-09-04 09:00

Can a child really survive on the bare minimum of only R8 a day?

 

To be young, gifted, and black

2014-07-21 10:00

Why we shouldn't lose hope about the state of South Africa and our nation's future.

Poverty rate stubborn in rich Switzerland

2014-07-15 20:30

Switzerland may be one of the world's richest nations, but as many as one resident in 13 lives in poverty, shows official data.

Mchunu outlines plans to eradicate poverty

2014-06-26 18:23

KwaZulu-Natal plans to reduce the percentage of households going hungry in a year long period from 35% to less than 25%, says Premier Senzo Mchunu.

SA striking itself into poverty

2014-06-06 06:57
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With millions of work days lost, South Africa is clearly striking itself into a low growth trap and increasing inequality, warns economist Mike Schüssler.

The poor need your help

2014-05-01 15:30

As much as 1994 gave South Africans a myriad of important rights and freedom, a large number of South Africans still don't have economic freedom. You can do something to help such people.

The poor need your help

2014-04-30 12:36

As much as 1994 gave South Africans opportunities and freedom, many South Africans still find themselves wanting. You can do something to help such people.

Say No to food waste

2014-04-28 07:28

Let's 'rescue' food to feed SA's 11 million hungry tummies, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Grants play big part in fighting poverty

2014-04-03 13:05

Social grants have had an important impact on reducing poverty with 4 million fewer people now living in poverty in South Africa, according to Statistics SA.

Reinventing the toilet to improve global health

2014-03-24 13:09

During the second week-long 'Reinvent the Toilet Fair' taking place in India, scientists are showing their inventions to the public.

Get this Zulu off my stoep

2014-03-13 11:02

To middle class citizens out there who believe their success is purely a result of their “hard work”: Get your head out of your ass.

See US wealth gap in Washington

2014-03-02 15:10

President Barack Obama is making income inequality an issue and proof of the gap between rich and poor is close at hand right outside the White House.

Child brides worldwide need legal protection

2014-01-20 12:13

Cultural traditions and a lack of legal protection are driving tens of millions of girls around the world into early marriage, subjecting them to violence, poverty and maltreatment.

47% quit school at Grade 10

2014-01-10 14:56
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Almost half of the pupils who should have written matric last year had dropped out of the system at the end of Grade 10, an investigation has found.

Living on the poverty line

2013-12-19 11:00

Can a child really survive on the bare minimum of only R8 a day?

Class inequality halting reconciliation - survey

2013-12-04 17:01
75 comments

Class inequality has become the greatest impediment to national reconciliation, a barometer survey by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation has found.

6 teachers arrested for stealing food

2013-11-29 08:48
80 comments

Six teachers at a non-fee primary school have been arrested for allegedly stealing food meant for the school's feeding scheme, Mpumalanga police say.

Black children far worse off - Stats SA

2013-11-18 15:18
257 comments

Huge disparities in the living conditions of black and white infants have been highlighted in a report released by Statistics SA.

Solving the world’s wicked problems

2013-11-04 15:16

Finding new ways to approach the world's so-called wicked problems will be the focus of a conference hosted by the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Let's stamp out poverty

2013-10-17 07:38

A global alliance is the only way SA can end this scourge, says Geoffrey Chapman.

Social development dept gets clean audit

2013-10-09 18:15

The social development department has received a clean audit report for 2012/2013, spokeswoman Lumka Oliphant said on Wednesday.

Slight uptick in poverty levels - survey

2013-10-01 12:00

Poverty levels in SA have increased slightly over the last decade despite reported average growth of 3.6% between 2002 and 2012, according to a survey.

Zuma: SA achieves reduction of chronic poverty

2013-09-29 20:28
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President Jacob Zuma said that the country has achieved a significant reduction of chronic poverty, especially among the elderly.

Many in US still fight hunger

2013-09-13 15:55

Four years after the recession ended, one in five American adults are still struggling to buy enough food, according to a survey.

Sanitation is key to MDGs, says UN

2013-09-03 11:45

The greatest threat to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is the lack of proper sanitation, the UN has said.

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