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Statistics show 26% of South Africans living on less than R305

Statistics South Africa has published “Poverty Profile of South Africa: Application of the poverty lines on the LCS 2008/2009”. The Living Conditions Survey has been developed by Statistics SA specifically to measure improvements in the living conditions of people in South Africa and the status of service delivery and poverty. The survey being reported on aims to provide data that will contribute to a better understanding of poverty and to provide data monitoring levels of poverty over ...

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Parliament on mission to boost public participation

Parliament has published notice of its intent to develop a Public Participation Framework to enhance public participation in its work. It would like to deepen and broaden public participation to include more public in meaningful dialogue around policy and legislative matters, especially among the most marginalised groups in South Africa. ...

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Census 2011 stats show strong progress … and continuing inequity

The 2011 Census results have been released and confirm that South Africa has improved the living conditions of the majority of the population. However, they also indicate that these improvements have not been enough to overcome the historical inequity fault lines. Race, gender and geographical location and disability continue to determine the rate and depth of access to services and benefits derived from the country’s socio-economic development. ...

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