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.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it