poverty

 
‘Varsity doesn’t prepare us to teach in rural areas’
‘Varsity doesn’t prepare us to teach in rural areas’
Being a teacher is not an easy job in the first place, but nothing you learn at university prepares you for teaching in rural areas. Having to...
Trump rage ignores the truth
Trump rage ignores the truth
There can be no better illustration of the folly of victimhood and outrage than the furore surrounding US President Donald Trump's comments about poor...
System of allocating police and staff sidelines black women, court told
System of allocating police and staff sidelines black women, court told
The current system of allocating police resources is discriminatory, the Western Cape High Court heard this week.
Ramaphosa proposes a new plan of action for South Africa
Ramaphosa proposes a new plan of action for South Africa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening said there must be an uncompromising rejection of corruption, patronage, cronyism and wastage....
No quick fix for university crisis
No quick fix for university crisis
In last week’s Mail & Guardian, I outlined the view that the student protest movement is not homogeneous, but comprises different groups with...
Letters to the editor: July 21 to 27 2017
Letters to the editor: July 21 to 27 2017
Eusebius McKaiser asks a great question (Honest...
South Africa’s middle class is three salaries away from poverty
South Africa’s middle class is three salaries away from poverty
A simple Google search of the term “middle class” reveals optimistic proposals, which suggest that this class might offer the promise of...
Don’t blame poverty on the poor
Don’t blame poverty on the poor
It is very difficult to face up to the role that luck plays in our lives. Luck is not something you have control over. Luck just happens to...
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
Why South Africa is sad - and getting sadder
People who live in Somalia are happier those in South Africa – despite the large gap in development and social security between the two countries,...
A national minimum wage is a powerful tool to break the poverty cycle
A national minimum wage is a powerful tool to break the poverty cycle
Levels of poverty and inequality in South Africa are unacceptably high, whether from a perspective of economic sustainability, social justice, or...

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