ARTICLES RELATING TO POVERTY

Poverty may affect children's brain development

2015-07-23 14:10

A new study suggests that there is a brain difference and an achievement difference between poor and middle-class children.

UN: World's poorest need R2 000 a year to end hunger

2015-07-12 11:51

If the world adopts a "business as usual" approach, by 2030, we would still have more than 650 million people suffering from hunger, says the United Nations.

Free market fallacies

2015-07-02 07:39

Higher income benefits could be trickling up instead of down, says Leopold Scholtz.

Homeless given opportunity to shop at pop-up street mall

2015-06-22 14:03

Hundreds of homeless and unemployed people have flocked to a pop-up charity store in Johannesburg where they were able “shop” with dignity.

Friends& Friction: We must declare war on greed, not poverty

2015-06-07 15:00

The poor are blamed for everything. They are blamed for crime, yet Oscar Pistorius – one of our most famous criminals – is not poor. The poor are always scapegoats. They’re even blamed for xenophobia.

Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report

2015-05-26 13:11

The world’s poorest nations, the bulk of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, are receiving less than a third of development aid, and this support is waning, an NGO says.

Stats SA pleads for input on living conditions

2015-04-24 12:34

Statistics South Africa has launched an urgent appeal for South Africans to participate in a survey on their living conditions.

SA bowing its head in shame, says ANC

2015-04-15 09:46

The ANC says attacks on foreign nationals are a shameful assault on humanity, and problems such as poverty and unemployment cannot be blamed on foreigners.

Poverty a national crisis - Cosatu

2015-02-06 20:13

Statistics show that poverty is a national crisis in South Africa, Cosatu says.

Indian police rescue child slaves

2015-01-30 22:14

Indian police have rescued hundreds of child slaves as young as six during days of raids on workshops in Hyderabad, a report says.

 

Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia

2015-07-13 07:51

World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia’s capital for a development financing summit presented as crucial for the UN efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030.

EU tax havens obstacle to ending poverty - charity

2015-07-08 10:23

ActionAid is calling for an international deal to tackle tax avoidance and reduce poverty.

World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets

2015-07-01 16:30

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the United Nations says.

China reaffirms war on poverty

2015-06-21 16:30

Chinese President Xi Jinping says he is committed to alleviating rural poverty, after four children in a poor countryside area appeared to have killed themselves.

UN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty

2015-05-27 14:18

The UN says the number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty.

Africa takes the lead in fighting hunger and poverty

2015-05-13 14:44

Africa, widely believed to rely on aid and donations from the developed world, is leading the fight against hunger and poverty on the continent.

New York City presents anti-poverty plan

2015-04-24 12:29

New York City aims to lift 800 000 people out of poverty within a decade in its OneNYC programme – a blueprint for making the city more resilient and equitable.

Hidden Ebola cases discovered in Guinea

2015-02-09 11:10

About two dozen new suspected and confirmed Ebola cases were recorded in the past two weeks in Guinea.

Growing poverty in SA

2015-02-03 14:39

The number of South Africans living in poverty has increased since 2010, yet SA fares much better than many countries, according to Statistics SA.

Britain seeks to wipe out tuberculosis

2015-01-19 11:39

Britain has one of the highest TB rates in western Europe and London is known as the continent's 'TB capital'.

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