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


Statistics South Africa. Subjective Poverty in South Africa: Findings from the General Household Survey, 2019. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2022.


Short reviews

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 iradicate 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. Please ask the librarians if you wish to consult them.