How not to tackle inequality

2018-04-15 09:50

SA stands out as one of the most unequal societies on earth. Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley explore the reasons.

World Bank says SA could halve poverty by 2030

2018-04-11 13:06

The World Bank projects that by 2030 inequality in SA should be back down to its 1994 level, but the state could do more with the right interventions.

World Bank ups SA growth forecast but says slow growth hobbles economy

2018-04-10 15:25

The World Bank expects South Africa’s economy to grow by 1.4% in 2018, on the back of a rise in confidence early in the year.

What's up with all the polony shaming?

2018-03-07 15:22

I call it polony-ialism along with the politics of processed meat.

Sub-Saharan Africa may miss out on demographic dividend - World Bank

2018-02-09 10:32

The "demographic dividend" from population growth can only be realised by means of rapid investment in infrastructure and education, says the World Bank.

South Africans want govt to reduce gap between rich and poor - Oxfam report

2018-01-22 14:56

In a new report the global confederation of charitable organisations Oxfam has warned that inequality is growing worldwide, with wealth gains going to people who are already rich.

What turns some children into criminals? A look into the effects of emotional trauma

2017-11-27 08:05

Why do children act violently? Why are many children at risk of becoming criminals? Understanding this is critical to understanding crime and violence in South Africa.

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.

 

NDP progressing well despite high inequality

2018-04-15 06:00

The National Development Plan has progressed despite a recent report stating that South Africa has the most unequal society in the world.

SA could halve number of poor by 2030 - World Bank

2018-04-10 16:25

South Africa could more than halve its number of poor people to 4 million by 2030 if it addresses corruption, gets free higher education right and reduces policy uncertainty in its mining industry, the World Bank says.

Water curbs: A tale of rich and poor

2018-03-08 11:31

At least 64% of the City of Cape Town's water management devices have been installed in poor communities, not in affluent homes where water restrictions are being flouted.

Communist China has 104 dollar billionaires leading the country while Xi Jinping promises to lift millions out of poverty

2018-03-03 10:41

Their net worth is $624 billion, and the list includes the CEOs of Tencent, JD.com, and Xiaomi.

The rich can’t steal, right?

2018-02-04 06:21

It’s important that any public discourse that strengthens an association between criminality and poverty is disrupted, writes Koketso Moeti.

On the road to a united SA: what (still) divides us?

2017-12-28 08:00

63% of South Africans agree that reconciliation is impossible for as long as people who were disadvantaged under apartheid remain poor, writes Elnari Potgieter.

Rich get richer as poor suffer

2017-11-19 10:24

The number of super-rich South Africans has increased this year, while the average local person has got poorer, according to the latest Global Wealth Report, released this week by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

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.

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