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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.
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.
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.
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 is an innovation challenge and not a resource issue, according to a tech entrepreneur speaking at Africa Tech Week.
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.
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.
French President Emmanuel Macron says some poor people are "doing the right thing", but others are "just messing around".
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.
The Safe Space is a pilot facility that provides a secure place for a growing army of destitute in a city that attracts millions of tourists to its beaches, views and Table Mountain.
A homeless man has been found dead near the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town's upmarket Three Anchor Bay suburb.
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.
The affordability crisis faced by poor South African households continues to deepen with many struggling to even put food on the table.
With many South Africans living in poverty, local welfare organisations have urged businesses and individuals to extend a helping hand to the poor.
Once disused and abandoned, 700 people now call the large state-owned Woodstock Hospital on Mountain Road home.
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.
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.
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.
Nomvalo village has become home to a number of women who sleep out in the open as they wait for trucks to take them where they can sell scrap metal.
Better family planning can break the cycle of poverty and drive new economic growth.
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