Tag Archives: Poverty

Food poverty line now at R624: Stats SA

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintEnerst Mabuza, Sowetan Live, 10 September 2021 The food poverty line increased to R624 in April this year, up from R585 the previous year, Statistics SA (Stats SA) said in its release of the National Poverty Lines 2021. Read More

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SA has 3.6-million poor households that need state support

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintKgaugelo Masweneng, Sowetan Live, 29 August 2019 Gauteng has the highest number of people living under indigent conditions in SA. Read More

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25 years of democracy: Poverty on the rise, black Africans worst hit by inequality

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintCanny Maphanga, Fin24, 24 July 2019 Twenty-five years into our democratic dispensation, black Africans are worst affected by ongoing economic inequality in South Africa, Statistician General Risenga Maluleke said on Tuesday. Read More

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SA’s problem of ‘hidden hunger’ – when malnutrition and obesity combines

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintBrittany Kesselman, The Citizen, 19 July 2019 South Africa is not doing enough to tackle the problem, and should learn from Brazil. Read More

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Employed but still poor: the state of low-wage working poverty in South Africa

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintDerek Yu, Times Live, 8 June 2019 Paid employment is generally considered the predominant and most sustainable way of pulling people out of poverty. Read More

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Poverty is so extreme in SA that even lower middle class area looks rich

FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPrintTimes Live, 3 May 2019 Primrose is a working class suburb of Germiston in Ekurhuleni, to the east of Johannesburg. It is not a wealthy area. Read More

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