Income inequalities and illicit capital flows are cheating Africa of its wealth and potential for the investments in crucial sectors.
Julius Malema's failure to hang on to his own farm might finally have sunk his reputation - and an important lightning rod with it.
Farm communities suffer from poor health, alcohol abuse, shoddy service delivery and harsh living conditions.
Sunfire Solutions has empowered people to show members of their community how using solar energy to cook can drastically cut their electricity costs.
Video footage from Zimbabwe reveals how the process of drafting a new Constitution in a poverty-struck nation is often fraught with violence and intimidation.
Opinion: Khaya Dlanga says more South Africans can be made to feel included in the running of the country if inequality was addressed.
From a statue of Christ casting a shadow on clouds in Brazil to a homeless man on the streets of Madrid; take a journey through the last week's best photos.
It is unusual to be given three opportunities to address one of the most crucial issues facing humanity - the uprooting of poverty and inequality.
With no shelter or even an explanation provided, residents of a community in Marlboro have been evicted by the JMPD, and more than 100 of their homes demolished
A sobering World Bank report has found that poor South African kids are unlikely to escape poverty due to persistent social and economic inequalities.
Footage obtained by the M&G shows Swaziland's people, ruled by King Mswati III, are suffering from starvation, displacement, intimidation and violence.
The North West is known for rich platinum deposits but mining communities live in poverty and question what benefits mining companies have brought.
Heidi Swart worked as a social worker for five years. She shares her personal story as well as the pain and frustration of feeling helpless in the face of need.
Setbacks for democracy in Africa co-exist with signs that signal welcomed progress, writes Liesl Louw-Vaudran.
Great-sounding policies but no implementation and developing of societies most vulnerable.
South African children are disproportionately affected by poverty, with females more likely to live in low-income households than males.
Abandoned by the government and industry, Qwa-Qwa is a prime example of entrenched poverty.
The poverty line for maintaining a family of five in Zimbabwe rose last year to $467 per month -- but without increased earnings to cover the 8% rise.
Albie Sachs goes Barefoot Against Poverty in a campaign that aims to create greater awareness of poverty and division in South Africa.
Boa is 19, the sixth of 11 children. With all of his family, he lives in a small thatched two-room house on the outskirts of Siem Reap.