Two-week Pollsmoor wait for chocolate stealing dad

2016-10-06 15:19

Two weeks awaiting trial in Pollsmoor Prison and a R400 fine - that is the fate of an unemployed dad from Wynberg who stole 27 chocolates from Checkers Hyper to sell for cash.

Report: Children suffer most from extreme poverty

2016-10-04 06:29

New report by the World Bank Group and UNICEF says that nearly one fifth of children in the world's developing countries are living in extreme poverty

Mining companies are running SA - mining communities

2016-09-15 06:06

People living in mining towns across the country say the government has failed to protect them and is instead allowing mining companies to run the country.

Women, not BEE, key to breaking poverty cycle - Dawie Roodt

2016-08-19 14:43

Instead of focusing on BEE, government should put more emphasis on educating and supporting girls from poor households to break the cycle of poverty, says an economist.

Meet Sandton's squatting jobless

2016-07-20 09:02

A little way down the road from the richest square mile in Africa, where millions are made and traded, smoke, rubbish and makeshift tents crowd a park in the heart of Sandton's Parkmore suburb.

Sea Point site can be a symbol of healing - religious leaders

2016-06-29 13:10

Religious leaders have added their voice to the call to stop the sale of the Tafelberg school site in Sea Point, saying it can be a symbol of healing, unity and desegregation in Cape Town.

Nearly 250 000 modern slaves in SA - index

2016-05-31 13:26

South Africa ranks 27th in the world in the Global Slavery Index, according to a report, with most subjected to commercial sexual exploitation.

WATCH: Kenyan MP bursts into tears over poverty

2016-05-23 13:35

A video of a Kenyan MP Suleiman Dori bursting into tears over poverty in his constituency has gone viral.

Many Zimbabweans live below Food Poverty Line - WFP

2016-05-19 19:41

The World Food Programme says 22.5% of the Zimbabwean population lived below the Food Poverty Line in 2015.

63% of young SA children live in poverty - study

2016-05-13 14:11

About 63% of young South African children live in poverty, which can affect their physical, cognitive and emotional development, a new study has found.


Only 1% growth will mean 80 000 jobs for SA - Zuma

2016-10-06 07:45

A 1% economic growth rate for South Africa will translate into over 80 000 jobs, while 3% will enable the country to create over 300 000 jobs, says President Jacob Zuma.

South Africans mired in misery but still more upbeat than 2004

2016-09-19 12:23

The South African Misery Index is expected to rise to a seven-year high in 2016 against the backdrop of weak economic growth and high unemployment, says KPMG.

Mystery grant deductions leave destitute mother with R20

2016-09-12 09:44

Thousands of grant beneficiaries go home each month with less money than they should because of unauthorised or illegal deductions for loans, airtime, electricity and other services.

Minimum wage would cut poverty and boost growth in SA

2016-08-03 06:53

Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality, says Gilad Isaacs.

Stop hunger on Mandela Day

2016-06-30 09:54

With heart-wrenching statistics indicating the extent of poverty in KZN, Stop Hunger Now SA is aiming to alleviate the severity of hunger in the province.

Child malnutrition still widespread 22 years into democracy

2016-06-03 11:32

Two reports have been released in South Africa that show the unacceptably high proportion of children in poor living conditions.

These photos show real inequality in Cape Town

2016-05-25 09:48

A Cape Town photographer has provided a new perspective on the city's inequality: he used a drone to take photos of the glaring divides between the rich and the poor.

The Swiss want to give citizens R40k a month for nothing

2016-05-23 07:22

The Swiss are discussing paying people almost R40 000 a month for doing nothing, but it will barely get poor residents living in the super expensive country over the poverty line.

Light at the end of the tunnel for exhausted mom of two disabled children

2016-05-18 07:47

Life is looking much better for Nomahlubi Mbulu, a mother of three with two disabled children who felt incapable of taking care of their special needs.

Rich man, poor man

2016-04-22 06:46

The rich and the poor often point fingers at one another. So are the poor all lazy and the rich all thieves? Not so fast, says Susan Erasmus.

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