Sakha Ingomso Lethu helps to feed the resilience and hunger many rural youth have to get an education, despite the many challenges they face, such as a lack of infrastructure, lack of trained teachers, and no facilities such as libraries or computer labs.
Thomas Piketty garnered international acclaim after his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, about inequality, became a best seller. But it's not without its critics. He'll speak at the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Watch him on the live broadcast on 3 October on SABC 2 from 3pm to 4:30pm. There will also be live stream on the Nelson Mandela Foundation YouTube account and website.
Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty will deliver the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. What lessons can he offer South Africa? Watch him speak during the live broadcast on 3 October on SABC 2 from 3pm to 4.30pm. There will also be a live stream on the Nelson Mandela Foundation YouTube account and website.
Economist Thomas Piketty's visit to South Africa to deliver the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in early October gives us an opportunity to ponder new ways to deal with the pressing issue of inequality. Imraan Valodia of Wits University looks at three things the country could learn from Piketty’s work.
In 2030, state institutions are well-run and effectively coordinated, run by professionals committed to the public good and capable of delivering consistently high-quality services, and working for economic growth and reduced poverty and inequality.
Tight fiscal policy and well-targeted social support, such as child and disability grants and free basic services, have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty. If South Africa can ride out external factors, the World Bank states, its economy will grow and its social programmes will continue.