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.

Silicosis deal prompts tears

2018-05-13 06:00

Claimants relieved they will soon be able to get compensation after years of fighting mining companies.

A three-pronged new deal could help SA's economic woes

2018-05-07 10:29

South Africa can't get out of its present predicament if everyone shifts the responsibility - and the blame - to someone else. With a ‘new deal’, a different future is possible.

Workers' Day: The difficulties of being your own boss

2018-05-01 10:04

While the debate rages around whether the minimum wage is enough to live on, some have taken it upon themselves to find other means of making money.


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.

White privilege, black poverty and the DA offer

2018-05-14 09:00

Acknowledging white privilege does not take away from honouring all those who suffered for liberating our country, writes Terri Stander.

ANC must let go of struggle nostalgia if real change is to come

2018-05-08 08:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa's theme is renewal and growth, but his party is still caught up in the romanticism of the struggle against apartheid, writes Max du Preez.

Is this the solution to poverty?

2018-05-03 12:15

A long and healthy life, most would agree, is linked to things like access to water and sanitation, good education and earning an income. But the conundrum is developing policy that can improve these for the poorest of the poor.

Our workers are in trouble

2018-04-29 06:05

The restructuring of the labour market since 1994 has fallen short of the promise of equality, stable employment and poverty alleviation, writes Sarah Setlaelo.

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