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.

Who is poor?

2015-09-14 08:57

Research suggests Stats SA may be miscalculating the number of poor people in the country by millions

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.

UN: World's poorest need R2 000 a year to end hunger

2015-07-12 11:51

If the world adopts a "business as usual" approach, by 2030, we would still have more than 650 million people suffering from hunger, says the United Nations.

Free market fallacies

2015-07-02 07:39

Higher income benefits could be trickling up instead of down, says Leopold Scholtz.

Homeless given opportunity to shop at pop-up street mall

2015-06-22 14:03

Hundreds of homeless and unemployed people have flocked to a pop-up charity store in Johannesburg where they were able “shop” with dignity.

Friends& Friction: We must declare war on greed, not poverty

2015-06-07 15:00

The poor are blamed for everything. They are blamed for crime, yet Oscar Pistorius – one of our most famous criminals – is not poor. The poor are always scapegoats. They’re even blamed for xenophobia.

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.


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.

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.

Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia

2015-07-13 07:51

World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia’s capital for a development financing summit presented as crucial for the UN efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030.

EU tax havens obstacle to ending poverty - charity

2015-07-08 10:23

ActionAid is calling for an international deal to tackle tax avoidance and reduce poverty.

World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets

2015-07-01 16:30

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the United Nations says.

China reaffirms war on poverty

2015-06-21 16:30

Chinese President Xi Jinping says he is committed to alleviating rural poverty, after four children in a poor countryside area appeared to have killed themselves.

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.

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