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.

Checkers challenges its customers to take action against hunger

2015-10-16 10:14

It's time to fight hunger this World Food Day.

Piketty blames apartheid for SA’s high inequality

2015-10-04 10:53

Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty says South Africa needs a progressive tax regime, but to implement it, greater transparency about wealth is necessary.

Pocket money challenge to help feed hungry children

2015-08-29 09:16

One child is challenging other children to help her change her community - one hungry tummy at a time.

Gerhard Papenfus: NDR – a path of disempowerment, uncertainty & poverty

2015-08-18 16:12

Gerhard Papenfus says the NDR’s model of redistribution is pure propaganda, a misrepresentation.


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.

Soup-er food truck a family affair

2015-10-08 07:03

Wendell Petersen’s wheels of change have been travelling across the Mother City as he tries to change lives, one plate at a time. "There is no greater feeling than feeding someone who's struggling to survive."

Swaziland faces further economic shocks

2015-10-02 11:00

Swaziland should get ready for further economic shocks, as EU sanctions loom and the IMF is urging it to fix its policy framework amid poverty and high unemployment.

Rising number of needy households - Stats SA

2015-08-25 17:45

The number of indigent households in South Africa is currently 3.5 million, Statistician General Pali Lehohla says, with the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal being the worst off.

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.

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