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

Local government

Department of Provincial and Local Government. National framework for municipal indigent policies

Department of Provincial and Local Government (2005). Guidelines for the implementation of the national indigent policy by municipalities

Breede Valley Municipality. Indigent policy

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. Indigent policy 

Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality. Indigent policy, 2012

Chris Hani District Municipality. Indigent support policy. May 2017

City of Cape Town. Poverty alleviation and reduction policy : the City of Cape Town draft policy, March 2013

City of Cape Town. Food gardens policy in support of poverty alleviation and reduction, December 2013

Van Ryneveld, Philip. Indigent policy : including the poor in the City of Cape Town’s income strategy. Cape Town: City of Cape Town, 2003. Shelf no. G RCT E.SOCI.03.INDI

City of Johannesburg (2008). Expanded social package policy & strategy : eligibility mechanism and operational structure for poverty-targetting subsidies and services delivered  by and in collaboration with the City of Johannesburg

City of Polokwane. Indigent and social assistance policy, 2017/18

City of Ekurhuleni. Indigent support policy, 2018/19

Limpopo. Department of Local Government and Housing. Limpopo indigent policy framework

Mbombela Municipality. Indigent policy

Midvaal Local Municipality (2014). Indigent policy

Mogale City Local Municipality (2010). Indigent management policy

Mutale Municipality. Indigent policy

Newcastle Municipality. Indigent policy

Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (2013). Free basic services and indigent support policy

Thumalela Municipality. Indigent policy, 2014/2015

Umzinyathi District Municipality. Indigent support policy

West Coast District Municipality. West Coast District: poverty alleviation strategy: final report, December 2006. Part 1part 2part 3part 4.

Zululand District Municipality. Indigent policy, year 2017/2018

Strategy and plan

Towards an anti-poverty strategy for South Africa :   a discussion document.    [Pretoria? :   The Presidency?],   2008. G 68 E.PRES.08.TOWA

South Africa. Presidency. Policy Co-ordination and Advisory Services.    War on poverty :   framework for implementation plan (base document) /    Pretoria :   The Presidency,   2008. G 68 E.PRES.08.WARO

Economic policies

South Africa    White paper on reconstruction and development.   Cape Town :   Ministry in the Office of the President,   1994. Shelf no. G 68 EWP J/94

South Africa. Dept. of Finance.    Growth, employment and redistribution :   a macro-economic strategy.   [Pretoria? :   Dept. of Finance?,   1996?]. Shelf no. G 68 E.FINA.96.GROW

South Africa. Presidency.    Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative - South Africa (AsgiSA).   Pretoria :   Government Communications and Information System,   2006. Shelf no. G 68 E.PRES.06.ACCE

South Africa. Dept. of Economic Development.    The new growth path :   framework.    Pretoria :   Economic Development Department,   [2011]. Shelf no. G 68 E.ECON.11.NEWG

Our future :   make it work : national development plan, 2030.  Pretoria :   National Planning Commission,   2012. Shelf no. G 68 E.PRES.12.OURF


Bhorat, Haroon, S. M. Ravi Kanbur. Poverty and policy in post-apartheid South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2006. Shelf no. G 68 E.HSRC.06.POVE



Provincial government

Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation. Directorate: Safety Net Development. The integrated poverty reduction strategy for the Western Cape Province. Second draft, April 2005.


Mbuli, Bhekizizwe Nthuthuko(2008). Poverty reduction strategies in South Africa. Masters in Economics, UNISA.