ARTICLES RELATING TO POVERTY

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.

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SA policies lift 3.6m out of poverty - report

2014-11-04 17:23

South Africa's fiscal policies lifted 3.6 million people out of poverty in 2010/11, a World Bank report has found.

Poverty begins to bite in Germany

2014-10-28 19:02

A sixth of the German population is living below the poverty line amid fears that the country could be heading for renewed recession.

America's wealth gap unsustainable - study

2014-09-08 14:15

The widening gap between America's wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is "unsustainable", but unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a study.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

80 people have the same wealth as 3.5 billion - Oxfam

2015-01-19 07:32

Wealth accumulated by the richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam has said ahead of the annual meeting of the world's most powerful at Davos.

SA, Burundi share struggle against poverty

2014-11-04 20:16

The time is ripe for Burundi and South Africa to start a new and meaningful chapter of economic co-operation, says President Jacob Zuma.

SA's story line: Biting unemployment

2014-10-31 06:00

High and long-term unemployment are critical problems facing the country as the jobless feel the creeping effects of poverty, says statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Govt must prioritise fighting hunger - study

2014-10-16 17:23

Oxfam's economic justice campaign manager, Rashmi Mistry, says the government must prioritise alleviating hunger.

Survey to measure poverty in SA

2014-08-27 15:41

Statistics SA will conduct a survey to measure the level of poverty and inequality in the country.

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

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

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.

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.

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