Poverty

‘Politicians take our votes and then they do nothing’

The M&G returns to the Mayixhale household, in the Eastern Cape, for the fourth time since the 2004 elections

No, Africa doesn’t need more strongmen

The evidence is conclusive: over and over again, democrats trump dictators

SA will have to produce 50% more food by 2050 or face crisis — WWF report

​South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices

Township development — yes, we can!

Created to exist on the fringes of society, townships still carry the economic legacy of apartheid

World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity — Oxfam

A new report from the charity was published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos

Madagascar votes in showdown between two ex-presidents

The clash between Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina could revive instability in the country if the result is rejected by the losing candidate

Why the ANC itself is the chief impediment to Ramaphosa’s agenda

For a long time South Africa thought it had a Jacob Zuma problem. In fact its got a systemic ANC problem

The people versus the captured police

While the police figure is visible, they are not exactly accountable to the citizens.

Global Citizen: Preaching the good news according to Madiba

The festival is aimed at addressing social ills Sunday’s concert had the makings of a charismatic church crusade

Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms

Although the problems are enormous, cities can also offer unique opportunities to reduce poverty, deliver prosperity and economic development

The World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point

The global poverty plot is thicker than what the World Bank would have us believe

The future of the middle class is bleak

Cost pressures, stagnant wages and a bleeding economy are pushing many people into poverty

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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