poverty

 
How the search for a national minimum wage laid bare South Africa's faultlines
How the search for a national minimum wage laid bare South Africa's faultlines
Government has moved a step closer to introducing a
Letters to the editor: November 25 to December 1 2016
Letters to the editor: November 25 to December 1 2016
On November 11, The Social Protection advertising supplement in the Mail & Guardian published country studies about cash transfers. From...
When CEOs call themselves activists and activists become CEOs
When CEOs call themselves activists and activists become CEOs
We knew even before Marikana that we live in one of the most unequal societies in the world. It shouldn’t surprise us that CEOs earn far more...
Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Ester Silva curses the Olympic Games as another bus rumbles over a new elevated highway that passes by her slum in Rio de Janeiro, sending a tremor...
It pays to invest in poor girls and women – the returns are greater
It pays to invest in poor girls and women – the returns are greater
In far too many countries, being born poor and female still means a life of inequality, oppression, poverty, even an early death.
SA's children poor and malnourished
SA's children poor and malnourished
More than half of South Africa's children live in poverty. The South African Early Childhood Review, which was published on Thursday, revealed that...
China moves two million people across the country
China moves two million people across the country
China, fighting to stamp out poverty, will this year move more than two million of its poorest citizens from remote, inland regions to more...
Youth hold key to beating poverty
Youth hold key to beating poverty
Nelson Mandela described poverty and inequality as terrible curses of our time: “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of...
Politicians and pastors preach a false gospel
Politicians and pastors preach a false gospel
The French existentialist philosopher and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre pointed to the dilemma of God and belief. “That God does not exist, I cannot...
Education must become a social concern
Education must become a social concern
Of the myriad drawbacks, challenges and gross injustices shrouding modern-day South African society it can reasonably be argued that large-scale...

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