High poverty levels mean people lack access to land and work and they are often driven to settle in zones that are exposed to natural hazards.
New research reveals how austerity pushed poor families into debt to pay for basic needs like food, rent and hot water.
With so few public washrooms in our cities, vulnerable people are forced to use café and restaurant washrooms. How do mostly minimum wage café and restaurant workers deal with this?
Nigeria's high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
Guaranteeing unemployed South Africans a job at the minimum wage would have a range of positive outcomes for the economy.
Countries with effective governments have reduced income poverty by almost twice the speed.
Assertive politics is not enough.
Why altruism is in shorter supply than the industry wants you to believe
Lake Malawi is considered a biodiversity treasure because almost all its species occurs nowhere else on the planet.
Millions of people in Kenya still face poverty. But there's hope.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
The number of people dying due to climate-led changes in the environment are increasing and the poorest populations remain the hardest hit.
Most of the things Nigerians complained about in 2015 are still unresolved -- unemployment, poverty and economic disempowerment.
South Africa needs to urgently step up its efforts to drive economic growth by harnassing the power of the state, as well as the markets.
The Zimbabwean government's brutal response to protests has dashed hopes for democracy under President Mnangagwa.
A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
The desire to treat all those in poverty via one policy stems from the same impulses that led to reform of poor laws in the 19th century.
The vision set out by Cyril Ramaphosa has the seeds for galvanising South Africans to get back on the right path. But it urgently needs a plan to make it happen.
A look at key data shows that the world is much better off today than ever before in history.