OPINION | Tazne van Wyk: Poverty of our political system is what killed her in the end

2020-02-24 10:44

The reality is the politicians are the biggest beneficiaries of this system of poverty. Poverty is what keeps politicians in power, writes Wesley Fester

Residents hope government officials 'will feel their pain' when they travel on potholed road

2020-01-18 07:59

Willowfontein residents are fed up with broken promises by government officials.

Residents blamed for illegal dumping after 4 kids die from toxic food

2020-01-08 19:54

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has blamed residents for illegal dumping after the death of four children, apparently after eating toxic food from a nearby dump site.

Grim life of families living in Pretoria's 'Little Zimbabwe'

2019-12-19 12:40

An informal settlement in the centre of Boom Street in Marabastad in Pretoria has become commonly known as 'Little Zimbabwe' on account of the number of Zimbabwean nationals living there.

Whites still earning three times more than blacks in SA

2019-11-15 08:39

Whites in South Africa earned three times more than blacks on average, two decades after the demise of apartheid, according to Statistics SA.

Here are 10 pivotal quotes by Melinda Gates as told to Redi Tlhabi, plus Melinda shares profoundly personal details about her family in her book

2019-10-31 06:42

In her conversation with Redi Tlhabi, Melinda Gates discusses gender equality and makes an urgent call for women, even those with just a modicum of power, to use their agency to uplift the voiceless.

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.


OPINION | Davos 2020: The focus should be on poverty, not inequality

2020-01-20 12:00

Sadly, the very much needed dialogue on how to strategically win the fight against poverty and open up opportunities for the millions around the world, is, in many occasions, overshadowed by the obsession over income inequality, writes Phumlani M. Majozi.

Pupils forced to walk up to 9km over flooded roads, unsafe fields and degraded bridges to get to school

2020-01-13 20:51

Residents from Lebonkeng in rural Northern Cape say many pupils have to walk as far as 9km over flooded roads, unsafe fields, and degraded bridges to get to school.

'Every day is the same. Christmas or not is the same to us' - no celebrations for Kliptown's homeless

2019-12-24 06:13

For some people, Christmas is no different to any other time of year - desperate.

Families living in classrooms will finally be relocated after 18 years

2019-12-07 06:55

Some families who have been living in abandoned school buildings in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, will finally be relocated after nearly 18 years.

I spent 5 days in Monaco. Here's what life looks like in a land so wealthy it doesn't even track poverty rates.

2019-11-10 16:01

In Monaco, a tiny city-state on the French Riviera, an estimated one-third of residents are millionaires and poverty is virtually nonexistent.

OPINION: African countries are behind on progress towards poverty reduction goals

2019-10-29 20:35

If trends continue, 87% of the world's poorest people will live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030, says Zuhumnan Dapel.

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.

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