Society must invest in children to ensure a prosperous future

29 November 2017 Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says society must invest in its children to ensure that the country has a bright future. The Minister responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation said this when he addressed the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2017 in Observatory, Cape Town, on Tuesday. The gauge, […]

Make every day a Mandela Day

18 July 2017 The Nelson Mandela Foundation has invited South Africans and citizens of the world to use Nelson Mandela International Day as a renewal of commitment to making a sustainable difference in the lives of the poor. In addition to volunteering, as has become the norm, the foundation has urged South Africans and those […]

Public Works to accelerate fight against poverty, unemployment

13 April 2017  Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says he is confident his department will accelerate the fight against poverty and unemployment through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Minister Nhleko and his deputy Jeremy Cronin have recently been briefed by senior managers in the department on progress being made in the fight against poverty […]

Counting Africa’s invisible workers

Original article on | 6 December 2016 | by Carl Manlan  The billions of dollars in aid delivered to Africa annually may do the continent much good, but it cannot deliver a solution to poverty. Only creating more high quality jobs can do that. The question is how. Africa boasts a large and creative labour […]

2-faced Zim – taxes fund lavish lifestyles while reality knocks

Source: | Cathy Buckle | 5 April 2016 by Cathy Buckle* Despite circumstances, people seem to have the ability to find joy, ignoring the realities. This is an area Cathy Buckle examines. But she flips the argument around, focusing on the politicians instead. And in Zimbabwe’s case, how they continue on the merry-go-round of […]