poverty relief

 
The third of us who live with so little
The third of us who live with so little
New data from Stats SA show that, despite a decline in poverty between 2006 and 2013, it has started to rise again. The latest Poverty Trends in...
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
First the bad news. After 15 years in the global economic growth fast lane, sub-Saharan Africa is reeling from the effects of falling commodity...
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...
SA poverty rate drops as government expands welfare programmes
SA poverty rate drops as government expands welfare programmes
South Africa's poverty rate fell 11 percentage points in the two years through 2011 as the government expanded welfare payments, the statistics...
Deep Read: Tweeting out of poverty
Deep Read: Tweeting out of poverty
It will take a century for a poor household to tweet its way out of poverty. That's a very long time for anyone wondering where their next meal...
Africa's middle class growing steadily, says bank
Africa's middle class growing steadily, says bank
Africa's middle class has tripled over the last 30 years, with fully one in three now considered above the poverty line but not among the wealthy,...

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