poverty

 
Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms
Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms
African cities, according to a World Bank report, are home to 472-million people — almost half of Africa’s total population. This number is...
The World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point
The World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point
The World Bank’s latest annual report on
The future of the middle class is bleak
The future of the middle class is bleak
Another petrol hike is not what South Africa’s precarious middle class needs. The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) will release a report in...
The world gets better every day
The world gets better every day
It’s easy to form the view that the modern world is coming apart. We are confronted by an onslaught of negativity — frightening headlines,...
Global Citizen: Global force or global farce?
Global Citizen: Global force or global farce?
There is a video in which Hugh Evans speaks about the modus operandi of his philanthropy group Global Citizen, which is hosting a huge charity...
Get out of your armchair and DO something to help others!
Get out of your armchair and DO something to help others!
As we kick into high gear to celebrate the centenary of Mandela, there is also a need to pause and reflect. As hundreds of projects under the...
Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up
Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up
Ziyanda Manjati, as she so often does, was calling to inform a former mineworker living in the rural Eastern Cape about a meeting. The family...
Dlamini-Zuma: SA needs credible stats for a better life for all
Dlamini-Zuma: SA needs credible stats for a better life for all
Credible statistics are necessary to ensure a better life for all South Africans, said Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
‘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.

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