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Poverty in South Africa: Government Resources: Library Guide: Home


Statistics South Africa. National Poverty Lines, 2023. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, August 2023.



Short reviews

South Africa. Towards a 25 year review, 1994-2019. [Pretoria: The Presidency, 2020?]

South Africa. Presidency, author.    Twenty year review :   South Africa, 1994 - 2014, 3.2.1. Income, poverty and inequality & 3.3.2. Social protection measures.    [Pretoria :   The Presidency,   2014]. G 68 E.PRES.14.TWEN

South Africa. Presidency, author. Twenty year review : South Africa, 1994-2014. Background paper: income, poverty and inequality. [Pretoria :   The Presidency,   2014].


The key government agencies involved in efforts to alleviate and eradicate poverty are:

The Presidency

Department of Social Development

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)

National Development Agency (NDA)

These agencies publish regular annual reports, annual performance plans and strategic plans. Their "budget speeches" may be useful..


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