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10 Sep 2017

A shift in thinking needed to counter SA’s startling rise in poverty

The Intelligence Bulletin

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.

In a country with 55 million people, 34 million are going without some of the basic necessities, like housing, transport, food, heating and proper clothing. The escalation in hardship and vulnerability reverses the steady progress made since the 1990s.

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The Intelligence Bulletin

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