The Gates Foundation says a wave of progress rippling through China and India could slash poverty in Africa — if women lead the way

2018-09-19 10:40

Now, some of the foundation's health focus is shifting to baby-making.

7 things Treasury, Parliament must consider as they expand the list of zero-VAT items

2018-09-13 05:45

This year's increase in the VAT rate is the cost poor South Africans are paying for State Capture, Parliament's oversight committee on finance has heard.


2018-09-01 06:55

A DESPERATE mum who sold her six-week-old baby bust herself after confessing all to her pastor.

World Bank: Contributory pension fund could help SA's poor

2018-08-14 19:17

The World Bank has proposed a contributory pension fund, as a way to redistribute wealth and help SA's poor acquire financial assets.

High food prices and VAT causing Cyril Ramaphosa to feel the pressure

2018-07-15 10:04

Legislative limitations are proving a difficulty in coming up with workable solutions to mitigate the tough economic situation.

The struggle to escape poverty as commuters hit by taxi fare hike

2018-07-05 06:17

Vincent Madlopha, who spends R820 per week getting to and from work in Durban, says he no longer sends money to his mother in Mpumalanga because of the hefty taxi fares.

Can new leaders change our fortunes?

2018-06-24 10:16

Shifting political power carries risk, and it remains to be seen if we’ll benefit, writes Moeletsi Mbeki.


2018-06-09 09:00

FOUR women are among the 26 bust by cops last week in southern Nigeria for suspected child trafficking and other crimes.

Olievenhoutbosch residents to be evicted from RDP houses by end of June, court rules

2018-05-23 15:12

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion, who are illegally occupying RDP houses meant for residents of Mooiplaas informal settlement, be evicted by the end of June.


2018-05-21 14:14

A video of a Malcolm X dishing out R100 notes to bus passengers has surfaced on social media.


Beat poverty by investing in young people - Bill and Melinda Gates

2018-09-18 20:56

Research from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shows that part of reducing extreme poverty in Africa involves investment in the health and education of young people.

'Recession? Not so fast' - David Mabuza

2018-09-12 16:54

Deputy President David Mabuza told Members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon that South Africa was on the cusp of recovering from the economic difficulties that triggered the latest technical recession.

Living life below the breadline

2018-08-19 10:09

Noluvuyo Jukucwana (33) and her husband Mnoneleli (42) depend on the child support grants they receive for their five children to make ends meet.

Safe Space officially opens its doors for Cape Town's homeless

2018-07-18 14:05

The City of Cape Town has officially launched a Safe Space for homeless people, aimed at addressing the shortage of bed space at shelters and providing access to health services.

Brace for more pain: Price increases push poor to cut back on food purchases

2018-07-15 06:01

Increases in VAT, and the prices of petrol and electricity, will push poor households to cut back even more on their food purchases, writes Sizwe Sama Yende.

Radical economic transformation of State only way to eradicate inequality

2018-06-26 08:55

The surest way to ameliorate inequality is radical economic transformation – if by that one means that the three levels of government, entire bureaucracy and state-owned companies is radically transformed, writes Max du Preez.

'Survive and thrive' - Goedgedacht Trust founder develops path of success for children in poverty

2018-06-13 11:01

Social development is a marathon, not a sprint, says Goedgedacht Trust founder.

Cities as a poverty-alleviation tool

2018-05-31 11:40

Citizens living in poor rural areas seek out economic opportunities by migrating to cities. We need policy to help accommodate urbanisation, because it’s not going to slow down.

The alternative to a state bank

2018-05-23 14:53

The call for state-owned banks in South Africa is not new, but this concept will only benefit a small minority. finweek contributor Johan Fourie proposes an interesting alternative.


2018-05-17 14:00

NTOMBIKAYISE Ntshiza from Mawele Village near Ixopo, in southern KZN desperately needs help to get her disability grant.

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