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.

Homeless people in the City of Cape Town

2016-05-12 09:19

Research by the city reveals that there are over 7000 homeless people on the streets.

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.

Waiting for work, day after day after day

2016-03-21 08:01

Every day, unemployed men and women try their luck at sites across Cape Town's city centre. Some have been coming for years. The luckier ones manage to get work for one or two days a week.

How tax havens are widening the inequality gap

2016-01-19 11:00

How the rich are using tax havens to hide their wealth in offshore accounts, leading to inequality and leaving the poor worse off.

Joburg street trash is treasure for recyclers

2015-11-27 06:08

Trash might be treasure for recyclers who make their living out of Johannesburg's garbage, and who have been impacted by the Pikitup strike - but their lives are far from easy.

SA kids are poor even before they leave the womb

2015-11-10 09:57

The spectre of poverty begins to haunt us even before we’ve left the womb and UCT's latest Child Gauge report paints a disturbing picture of the many varied and deep ways poverty continues to prejudice young people.

Less poverty in Africa, but numbers remain high

2015-10-16 20:45

Poverty has slightly eased in sub-Saharan Africa, but the population boom means the numbers living in extreme conditions remain stubbornly high, a study shows.


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.

How do homeless women handle menstruation?

2016-05-12 09:19

Sanitary products are a luxury that a lot of women can’t afford. If you live on the streets, what do you do when your period arrives?

Hunger most prevalent among Northern Cape, Eastern Cape youth

2016-04-18 14:44

Young people in the Northern Cape and the Eastern Cape are more likely to go hungry than their counterparts in other provinces.

That's rich!

2016-01-25 07:27

When the lot of the world's impoverished becomes unbearable, we will all feel the effects, warns Mandi Smallhorne.

Wealth of 62 richest same as 3.6bn people combined

2016-01-18 12:48

The global economy is broken and failing the majority of people, with the richest 1% owning more wealth than the rest of the world combined, according to a report.

The truth about Africa’s rising middle class

2015-11-17 15:11

Income growth in Africa may not be as fast as some have expected, but the trend is very much alive, says Standard Chartered Bank chief economist for Africa.

Ngcobo: Political leadership failed – Nationalisation ‘economic joke’, need jobs

2015-11-06 07:38

Leftist hogwash is the order of the day with promises of a better future and poor people are being fed a promise which is a one-way ticket to nowhere, says an analyst.

Loan sharks feed on poor

2015-10-16 10:15

Ruthless loan sharks are cashing in on desperate families who are merely trying to feed their children.

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