In this moment of crisis, South Africa urgently needs decisive action. But all too often South Africans of all political stripes seem trapped in stale discourses.
There is no substance to the view that poor people are lazy and prefer to live on handouts from the state rather than seek work.
Nutrition for kids is key to achieving economic development.
The violence wreaked its damage because South Africa’s journey to democracy remains incomplete. It sends a sharp message that the country must look its past far more squarely in the eye.
For those who can’t afford to pay funeral costs, state support is patchy at best and unlawful at worst.
Hunger is not the cause of the current social upheaval. But, taken along with other deep-rooted structural inequalities, it provides additional fuel for socio-political conflagration.
Frelimo, which governs Mozambique, has squandered the enormous political capital it enjoyed at independence. It now remains in power through violence, intimidation, harassment, and threats.
An uncomfortable reality is that looting is perceived by the looters to be socially acceptable and is often encouraged and endorsed within social and community networks.
India is expected to overtake China this decade as the world’s most populous nation. That puts it at the heart of the global challenge to beat climate change.
South Africans should not panic about the food system. But authorities will need to act swiftly and assertively to restore stability.
New data shows how high prices and low incomes prevent 4 in 10 people worldwide from buying enough nutritious foods for a healthy diet.
The average Nigerian woman or child faces a host of hindrances in accessing health services.
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A study found that poverty rates among households with at least one union member were significantly lower than nonunionized households.
Nigeria needs more industrial production, foreign and domestic investment, not just handouts.
The data shows that attainment gaps in English education at age 16 cannot be attributed to any single factor.
Harsh socio-environmental factors, especially when they happen in the early years of a child’s life, can establish a developmental “biology of misfortune”.
India had the legal ability to classify migrant workers as internally displaced and offer them protection, but instead they were marooned and left to the mercy of fate.
Climate change science dominated by knowledge produced in the global North cannot address the particular challenges faced by those living in the global South.
Many unemployed young people are engaged in a variety of economic activities. These may not necessarily be recognised as a form of self employment or informal employment.