Gauteng has the highest consumer debt per capita of all nine provinces and accounts for almost half of total consumer debt in SA, says a new survey.
The Institute of Race Relations argued in a report this week, that grants have been crucial to improved living standards over the past decade.
It is Saturday in Soweto and the Aids-ridden township is geared up for its foremost weekend activity: funerals. Traffic officials are dispatched en masse to the major streets where the sheer number of funeral processions would render chaos if one had to rely on traffic lights alone. "Nowadays young people are dying like flies," reflects 27-year-old Modise Selebogo.