Poverty debate must include black middle

2017-11-05 06:13

October 17 marked the 25th anniversary of the declaration of the international day for the eradication of poverty by the UN General Assembly, writes Jason Musyoka.

First world problems in a third world country

2017-10-25 08:05

South Africa straddles a few worlds. We confront the homeless on every street corner while having access to international brands, sophisticated banking and immense opportunity, writes Howard Feldman.

Homeless and in a wheelchair at 63

2017-09-23 13:30

Pensioner Zolile Ncapayi is 63 and unable to walk and sleeps on the floor of his neighbour's shack in East London.

Here's why SA needs a new approach to empowerment

2017-09-12 15:46

The poverty data recently released by Statistics South Africa are a useful warning that South Africa needs to change the way it makes empowerment policy if it is to remain a stable society, writes Frans Cronje.

Zuma is an easy target - because the truth hurts

2017-09-01 08:04

Those that criticise President Zuma do so because his profligacy affects their pockets. The rich elites don’t care about poor blacks, equality or empowerment, writes Maynard Manyowa.

Children must be a priority

2017-08-27 06:00

The despicable state of affairs at many rural schools in the country is a travesty as poverty levels rise and rise, writes Thuli Madonsela.

What poverty looks like

2017-08-27 05:59

SA needs the political will to match the information we already have to save our young from a dismal future.

Don’t dream big in Gauteng

2017-08-27 05:59

Eight years ago, poverty forced Vincent Hlongwane to move from Limpopo to Gauteng to try to make a better life for himself.

The poor spend most of their income on food

2017-08-23 06:00

Data from Statistics South Africa revealed that poor households spend most of their income on food, compared to richer households.

More than 50% of SA’s population is living in poverty

2017-08-22 10:48

More than half of the South African population is living in poverty, data from Statistics South Africa shows.


Poverty in SA a 'direct baby' of apartheid - Zuma

2017-11-02 21:00

Poverty is a direct baby of apartheid and not the making of the ANC-led government, says President Jacob Zuma.

Dictators don't come from the sky!

2017-10-22 06:07

Patronage and rent-seeking that benefit friends and family are some of the indications of a slide away from democracy, writes Chris Maxon.

World Bank drops SA 2017 growth forecast

2017-09-19 15:16

The World Bank has downgraded South Africa’s 2017 growth forecast to 0.6% from 1.1% in January. Unless the economy starts growing, SA's poor will continue to live in grinding poverty.

White monopoly capital no PR ploy

2017-09-03 06:02

To claim that ‘white monopoly capital’ is a new concept that is not rooted in our liberation movement and the fight for justice is just silly, writes Abel Dlamini.

Economic status quo threatens SA's stability - Dlamini-Zuma

2017-08-29 19:02

Retaining the economic status quo which has left over half of South Africans living in poverty will threaten the country’s peace and stability, warns presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Mondli Makhanya: Let’s get back to business

2017-08-27 06:00

On Monday, the Guptas announced that they were selling their comedic media assets to one of their favourite puppets. Quite appropriate, given how hilarious The New Age and ANN7 are. Who better to run them than a puppet, writes Mondli Makhanya.

A generation of poor children

2017-08-27 05:59

Decision-makers in government need to be preoccupied with how to avoid a situation where an entire generation of children are born poor.

More than 50% of South Africans are living below poverty line - Stats SA

Statistics South Africa released the 'Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015' report on Tuesday, revealing a startling increase in poverty rates. Watch.

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Even in the best democracies statisticians are not safe - Pali Lehohla

2017-08-22 14:49

Statistics create a platform for policymakers to engage and prescribe solutions to the country’s challenges, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

WATCH: Over 100 000 people live on the streets in SA

According to the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) study of homelessness, between 100 000 and 200 000 people are homeless in South Africa. Here’s a look at the stats.

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