Meet Sandton's squatting jobless

2016-07-20 09:02

A little way down the road from the richest square mile in Africa, where millions are made and traded, smoke, rubbish and makeshift tents crowd a park in the heart of Sandton's Parkmore suburb.

Sea Point site can be a symbol of healing - religious leaders

2016-06-29 13:10

Religious leaders have added their voice to the call to stop the sale of the Tafelberg school site in Sea Point, saying it can be a symbol of healing, unity and desegregation in Cape Town.

Nearly 250 000 modern slaves in SA - index

2016-05-31 13:26

South Africa ranks 27th in the world in the Global Slavery Index, according to a report, with most subjected to commercial sexual exploitation.

WATCH: Kenyan MP bursts into tears over poverty

2016-05-23 13:35

A video of a Kenyan MP Suleiman Dori bursting into tears over poverty in his constituency has gone viral.

Many Zimbabweans live below Food Poverty Line - WFP

2016-05-19 19:41

The World Food Programme says 22.5% of the Zimbabwean population lived below the Food Poverty Line in 2015.

63% of young SA children live in poverty - study

2016-05-13 14:11

About 63% of young South African children live in poverty, which can affect their physical, cognitive and emotional development, a new study has found.

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.


Stop hunger on Mandela Day

2016-06-30 09:54

With heart-wrenching statistics indicating the extent of poverty in KZN, Stop Hunger Now SA is aiming to alleviate the severity of hunger in the province.

Child malnutrition still widespread 22 years into democracy

2016-06-03 11:32

Two reports have been released in South Africa that show the unacceptably high proportion of children in poor living conditions.

These photos show real inequality in Cape Town

2016-05-25 09:48

A Cape Town photographer has provided a new perspective on the city's inequality: he used a drone to take photos of the glaring divides between the rich and the poor.

The Swiss want to give citizens R40k a month for nothing

2016-05-23 07:22

The Swiss are discussing paying people almost R40 000 a month for doing nothing, but it will barely get poor residents living in the super expensive country over the poverty line.

Light at the end of the tunnel for exhausted mom of two disabled children

2016-05-18 07:47

Life is looking much better for Nomahlubi Mbulu, a mother of three with two disabled children who felt incapable of taking care of their special needs.

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.

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