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.

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.


Remember Feed A Child SA's controversial ad in which a young black boy was compared to a dog? Last night, the campaign won an infamous "Rusty Radiator" award for stereotyping poor South Africans.

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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.


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.

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.

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