South Africans eat too little fruit and vegetables. Food gardens in urban and rural communities could help.
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South Africa has problems with hunger and obesity and both are linked to malnutrition. But solutions like taxes, education, regulating food advertising and labelling can help the problem.
Robert Mugabe in August 2017 before he was ousted as president of Zimbabwe.
But Zimbabwe must act quickly.
Governments face disruption by the private sector and social unrest unless they embrace new technology. Here, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets a robot in Edmonton last May as others look on.
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Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
Swearing in Venezuela’s newly elected state governors.
By resorting to all means necessary, Nicolás Maduro's government has clawed its way back from the brink of collapse.
French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to French counter-terrorism forces in northern Mali, in May.
EPA/Christophe Petit Tesson
Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
Seizing the day.
Zimbabwe has two lost decades to move on from. Fortunately, there are many ways out.
Wooden stakes representing the 2,224 confirmed overdose deaths in British Columbia - many of them young Indigenous people - over the last three years, are placed on the ground at Oppenheimer Park, in Vancouver on September 29, 2017.
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Research shows that Indigenous women are at greatest risk of injury within Canada. Income, education and housing inequities play a role. So does systemic racism and post-colonial trauma.
New South African research supports evidence that urbanisation has a positive impact on people's lives and must be managed appropriately for development.
The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.
Young people from poor backgrounds are being radicalised by criminal gangs.
Pasta and bolognese sauce were on the menu provided at this Sydney venue by not-for-profit organisation Foodbank.
Foodbanks were originally established as a temporary measure to alleviate food insecurity. But have they become an excuse for governments not to deal properly with the problem?
The ACTU has launched a campaign to create a living wage.
The ACTU has proposed Australia adopt a "living wage". This might improve the incomes of some people, but it wouldn't solve "working poverty".
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled her government’s plan to cut electricity bills in March 2017 amid a public uproar about skyrocketing fees driving ratepayers into energy poverty.
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Energy companies routinely cut off service to vulnerable people who experience energy poverty. Here's how to fix the problem.
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Many workplaces do not make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
Australia has the highest poverty rate in the OECD for people with a disability. The barriers to, and discrimination in, the workplace are part of the reason.
Designed to ease budgetry pressures, households in Scotland on Universal Credit can now opt for a fortnightly payment instead of being paid monthly.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 29. Obama spoke earlier in Toronto about the importance of global citizenship.
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The world needs to cultivate a global citizenship sensibility, particularly in the education of our university and college students, to ensure the harmonious survival of planet Earth.
Rural poverty affects a growing number of people in South Africa.
South Africa should review its rural development strategy and land reform policy to win the fight against rising poverty.
Comedian, actress and YouTube entertainer Lilly Singh inspires 20,000 students and educators at WE Day Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on October 19, 2016.
Large benefit concerts can bring attention to various social issues - but research on their impact has been mixed. Two strategic management scholars believe We Day provides a new and positive model for change.
Workers clear debris on Sept. 25, 2017 from the top of a building that collapsed in Mexico City after the Sept. 19 earthquake.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
Natural disasters are not only bad in the short term. Many families will see their health, well-being and ability to escape poverty affected for decades, and some will be affected for life.