OPINION: How breeding single-sex animal populations could help prevent poverty

2019-09-21 08:00

The creation of all-male or all-female groups of animals, known as monosex populations, has become a potentially useful approach in aquaculture and livestock rearing, says Tomer Ventura.

England's housing crisis has gotten so bad that children are living in shipping containers. Nearly 400,000 more kids could be homeless soon.

2019-08-23 07:48

The Children's Commissioner's Office found families living in cramped shipping containers, bed and breakfasts, and converted office buildings.

Homeless man found dead in Cape Town after chilly night

2019-07-29 14:37

A homeless man has been found dead near the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town's upmarket Three Anchor Bay suburb.

Sifiso Skenjana: Here's how corporates can help beat poverty in SA

2019-07-15 19:41

Absenteeism, presenteeism and other widespread costs are all linked to poverty, and it's in the interests of corporates to mitigate their effects, says Sifiso Skenjana.

Not enough for food

2019-05-29 15:00

The affordability crisis faced by poor South African households continues to deepen with many struggling to even put food on the table.

Feeding PMB’s poor

2019-05-07 15:30

With many South Africans living in poverty, local welfare organisations have urged businesses and individuals to extend a helping hand to the poor.

PICTURES: Abandoned Woodstock hospital becomes home to 700 people

2019-03-16 12:45

Once disused and abandoned, 700 people now call the large state-owned Woodstock Hospital on Mountain Road home.

Half of the world's poor people live in these 5 countries

2019-01-30 08:18

These countries are the most populous countries of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the two regions that together account for 85% (629 million) of the world’s poor.

Responsible consumption and production: Why less is better

2019-01-19 08:00

At our current levels of consumption, we are already using up more resources than what the earth can replace. This will only increase in the coming years, writes Doris Viljoen.

Blind ambition - busker's decade of gospel on a Cape Town street corner

2018-12-23 08:43

For 10 years, the blind woman has occupied the same corner of St George’s Mall in Cape Town, singing gospel songs and church hymns from early in the morning until the bustling streets of the CBD becomes quiet.


OPINION: Believe it or not, the economy is not the biggest of our concerns in South Africa

2019-09-02 14:25

South Africans appear more divided than ever. To become a great, and united, nation we urgently need to reimagine a way to build our people - and this must be about more than jobs and GDP, writes Athol Williams.

'We cannot dare to start making exceptions' for homeless - Plato on pavement by-law fines

2019-07-31 15:38

The ANC in the Western Cape is trying to paint the City of Cape Town as a municipality that doesn't care for the homeless when the opposite is true, Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has said.

WATCH: These are the real reasons people become homeless

2019-07-16 11:04

Almost 5 000 people in Cape Town are homeless and an estimated 700 are living in the central business district, but the cause might not be what you expect.

Employed but still poor: The state of low-wage working poverty

2019-06-10 16:38

Paid employment is generally considered the most sustainable way of pulling people out of poverty. But the past two decades have seen a global rise in the complex phenomenon of the working poor. South Africa is no exception.

How to permanently escape poverty

2019-05-21 08:59

A prominent school of thought suggests lump-sum cash payments, or even a job, as a means to assist those living in poverty. But recent research suggests neither of these offer a permanent solution.

Solving poverty about innovation, not a resource issue - expert

2019-03-28 19:24

Solving poverty is an innovation challenge and not a resource issue, according to a tech entrepreneur speaking at Africa Tech Week.

Gloria Matsala walks 10km to wait for work on the side of the road. This month she earned R100

2019-01-31 07:12

Gloria Matsala walks more than 10km each morning from her home in Benoni to the upmarket Brakpan suburb where she waits on the side of the road in the hope of being picked up for a day of domestic work.

Living between unused train tracks: 'I will make this shack my home and beautify it with a plastic flower'

2019-01-24 07:47

Sonwabo Simayile laughed out loud when one of his new neighbours living between the train tracks at Philippi train station quipped that they were so poor, they were going off the rails.

Macron: Poor people must just stop 'messing around'

2019-01-15 18:05

French President Emmanuel Macron says some poor people are "doing the right thing", but others are "just messing around".

Johann Rupert is not an aberration but the norm

2018-12-13 11:54

The tendency to use the black middle class as a way of assessing the socio-economic conditions of South Africa is misleading because the middle class is a minority and does not reflect the entire populace, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

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