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Rhodes University book intsomi family

Mending inequality one book at a time

The Intsomi Project brings literacy education into the home by making books and other useful resources available to workers at Rhodes University and their...

National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 gets a new-look logo

South Africa’s National Development Plan has a new brand identity and logo designed to inspire all citizens to work towards the vision of eliminating...

Education is offered as a solution

SA-school---thumbSakha 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.

Piketty’s focus on inequality may also set a blueprint for the study of economics

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.

Piketty’s contribution to unpacking inequality: timely and relevant

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.

What South Africa can learn from Piketty about addressing inequality

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.

An efficient, effective and development-oriented public service

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.

G20 leaders commit to ending poverty and inequality

G20 leaders commit to ending poverty and inequality

G20 leaders at the recently ended G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia, have agreed to step up trade and increase job creation as a way to reduce inequality and poverty. The leaders also committed to contributing more resources to curtailing the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

South African policies help to reduce poverty, says World Bank

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.

NDP: 'faster

Business’ commitment to NDP welcomed

The government has welcomed Business Unity South Africa's post-election pledge to support the implementation of the National Development Plan, the country's 30-year growth and development framework for growing the economy while tackling unemployment, poverty and inequality.

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