Time to stop cheating the poor

2017-01-22 06:44

Decent work should not be a concept hidden in government documents, writes Gugulethu Mhlungu.

'We are part of Sea Point. We want to live here'

2017-01-20 08:39

Over 200 people have met to discuss whether affordable housing should be built on the last sizeable state-owned land in Sea Point, Cape Town.

Unsupervised children eat rotten food at illegal Mbombela dump site

2017-01-12 12:03

A community in Mpumalanga has threatened to protest should their municipality fail to address complaints about an illegal dump site from which unsupervised children eat rotting food.

'Patience is a virtue,' Mantashe tells Soweto residents who have waited 22 years for houses

2017-01-06 14:44

ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe has told residents of Tshepisong informal settlement in Soweto, who have been asking for houses for years, that "patience is a virtue".

Land reform fiasco should keep us all awake at night, not just failing farmers

2016-12-08 18:37

The government must take measures to make sure redistributed land is used productively instead of simply acquiring land for redistribution, say two analysts.

Mailbox: Educating our way out of poverty

2016-11-28 19:12

An analyst presents a data-based argument for bold steps to redress inherited wealth disparities from our colonial and apartheid eras, mostly through boosting education.

Keep your chins up – we’ve come a long way SA! – Pennington

2016-11-23 11:34

A new report shows how far we’ve come in 22 years of democry - read this If corruption and cronyism is tipping you towards believing SA is going to hell in a handbasket.

Blind man walks 3km to fetch water

2016-11-17 09:18

A blind man from Elandskop in Pietermaritzburg has to walk 3km to fetch water for himself and his mentally disabled sister.

Some good news from Mozambique: poverty levels have been reduced

2016-11-14 18:07

Mozambique has made significant progress in its fight against poverty despite recent economic and political challenges, writes Channing Arndt.

Stroke risk higher in poor neighbourhoods?

2016-11-03 13:39

New research suggests that women and men of all races in the poorest neighbourhoods were more likely to suffer a stroke than those in richer areas.


The cost of being a poor immigrant

2017-01-22 06:36

This is about the theft of poor foreigners’ resources on a huge scale, writes Jared Sacks

Woman sent from pillar to post as she tries to bury her children

2017-01-18 07:54

More than a month after Oyisa and Asenathi died in a fire, their mother Bongiswa Joyce is still unable to bury them because of red tape and a lack of money.

Peeved teachers tired of forking out for pupils' stationery

2017-01-10 10:31

Several teachers have taken to Facebook ahead of the reopening of schools to vent their frustrations at having to use their own money to buy stationery for pupils, says a report.

Matric results: Sanco calls for more funding for underperforming provinces

2017-01-05 12:47

Matric results will only improve if poorer provinces receive more funding, the South African National Civic Organisation says.

Ramaphosa: R3 500 not a living or decent wage, but it's a start

2016-12-07 19:17

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged R3 500 is neither a living wage nor a decent one, but it’s a good launching pad from where wages can be pulled up.

Time to stop cheating the poor

2016-11-27 06:34

Decent work should not be a concept hidden in government documents, writes Gugulethu Mhlungu.

R3 500 pay below poverty wage - NGO

2016-11-22 06:56

A national minimum wage proposal of R3 500 – if divided by the average number of people in a typical South African household – is below the current poverty wage.

We doubt he will change anything - Alex residents on Zuma's visit

2016-11-15 12:29

While some residents of in Alexandra have expressed joy that President Jacob Zuma is going to visit after recent flash floods, others say his presence won't make a difference.

Graduate Ntokozo Qwabe details struggle as a poor, black student

2016-11-11 07:25

A student activist with multiple university degrees has described how his opportunities as a child prodigy almost slipped through his fingers because he could not afford fees.

Stroke risk higher in poor neighbourhoods?

2016-11-03 13:14

New research suggests that women and men of all races in the poorest neighbourhoods were more likely to suffer a stroke than those in richer areas.

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