Poverty

Why ‘Pro-Poor’ Policies on Their Own won’t Shift Inequality in South Africa

Sociologist Goran Therborn has probably influenced the study of inequality more than any other scholar in recent years.Invited to locate inequality in South Africa in a global perspective, Therborn was emphatic. In terms of income it is ...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Heroin Use in South Africa Spikes

Ashley Abrahams, a 37-year-old homeless man, is one of over 100,000 regular heroin users in South Africa, according to a survey published in March by European project ENACT, which fights organized transnational crimes. Heroin has been ...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

A Unique Picture of Migration Patterns in South Africa Can Help Urban Planning

Economic disparities, inequality and unemployment, particularly among young people, remain pervasive in South Africa. Lack of access to services and inadequate living conditions also affect people’s quality of life, health and well-being...

Mark A. Collinson & Carren Ginsburg·about 1 month ago

Rwanda's Kagame Rejects FT Report On 'Cooked Poverty Figures'

For the second time in a week, Rwandan president Paul Kagame has responded to a recent report by the Financial Times, FT, that poverty figures were manipulated in 2015. The president’s latest response was at a press briefing in Namibia w...

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban ·26 days ago

Mozambique Case Study Shows That Poverty Is About Much More Than Income

What does it mean to be poor? On the face of it, this may not sound like a very difficult question. In developed countries, almost all official and everyday definitions refer to poverty in income terms. In this sense, low consumption pow...

Sam Jones & Inge Tvedten·24 days ago

Nigeria: Govt Outlines Strategy to Lift 100 Million Out of Poverty

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday said the Federal Government would deploy science, technology and innovation to actualize President Muhammadu Buhari's promise of freeing 100 million Nigerians from the po...

Emmanuel Elebeke·20 days ago