Poverty in SA a ‘direct baby’ of apartheid – Zuma

Poverty is a direct baby of apartheid and not the making of the ANC-led government, said President Jacob Zuma in Parliament on Thursday. Zuma was responding to questions when he was confronted by statistics about the gradual increase in poverty levels in the country. In August this year, Statistics South Africa released the Poverty Trends […]
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A shift in thinking is needed to counter South Africa’s startling rise in poverty

South Africa urgently needs new policy ideas to reverse the alarming increase in poverty among its population. New figures reveal an increase of three million South Africans living in poverty over the last five years. More than half (55%) of the population lives on less than R1,138 (USD$107) a month, up from 53% in 2011. […]
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Zuma states that poverty in South Africa began when land was taken away

President Jacob Zuma believes the question of land in South Africa must be resolved within the realm of the country’s laws and constitution. Zuma tackled the controversial issue in a speech at a Youth Day celebration in Hammarsdale, near Durban, yesterday. “The land question is very much related to the economy,” he said. “The day […]
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