Poverty Relief

The suicidal effect of our ailing society

Millions of our fellow citizens are literally robbed of the opportunity to live meaningful lives

The third of us who live with so little

Here are the stories of the many who have to survive on very little.

Africa’s economic slowdown an opportunity for reform

Opportunities for investment, growth and poverty reduction hinge on Infrastructure development, education and skills development and agriculture.

Youth hold key to beating poverty

A $4-billion fund to create 25-million jobs is one initiative to uplift Africa’s people, the young in particular.

Private finance is not a panacea for development woes

It's imperative we get a financing for development framework in place to rid the world of destabilising and dehumanising poverty, says Oxfam.

SA poverty rate drops as government expands welfare programmes

South Africa's poverty rate fell 11 percentage points (from 57% to 46%) between 2009 and 2011, Statistics South Africa has said.

Deep Read: Tweeting out of poverty

Social media and access to information and communication technology is a pathway out of poverty, according to new research.

Africa’s middle class growing steadily, says bank

An African Development Bank report has shown due to 20 years of solid economic growth, Africa's middle class has tripled and poverty is on the wane.

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders