Inequality on the continent has grown in the past decade as tax systems have failed to redistribute wealth, says Christian Aid.
For hundreds living on Durban’s streets, life is a cycle of poverty, addiction and physical abuse, writes Fatima Asmal.
The deputy president claims the percentage of households with children that have gone hungry has fallen dramatically. But the comparison is flawed.
As the World Economic Forum starts in Davos, a development charity claims that growing inequality has been driven by a "power grab" by wealthy elites.
An Afrobarometer survey has found that despite economic growth, there has been virtually no change in poverty levels in Africa over the last decade.
SA's poverty levels have risen slightly, while Zim has seen the greatest reduction in poverty among the 35 African states surveyed by Afrobarometer.
The prospects that the ANC, SACP and Cosatu alliance once offered the broad masses have been forgotten at the feeding trough, says Raymond Suttner.
The great majority of Swazis are living in post-conflict style emergency thanks to the greed of the country’s royal family a new report claims.
Lavish birthdays and more wives than Maybachs. It's good to be king. As struggling Swazis head to the polls, we look at the sweet life of King Mswati.
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Lawmakers have passed a bill to ban manual scavenging; the clearing of human waste from toilets, by workers known as the "ultimate untouchables".
When the world's leaders meet at the next G20 Summit, they'll arrive with one issue already agreed: the need to re-write international tax rules.
Professor Adam Habib's new book addresses inequality in South Africa and warns our economic elites to 'compromise now or risk losing everything'.
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.