Cities and Poverty Research. City Economic Development Think-Tank 19 November 2002. Project Structure. Recognising Urban Poverty. Urban Growth SA reflects global and regional trends in urban population growth The big picture is of consistent growth
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City Economic Development Think-Tank
19 November 2002
Ifthere is a typical ‘face of poverty’ in South Africa then this picture is no longer only a rural women engaged in subsistence agricultural production. It is an HIV child living in an environmentally degraded informal settlement in a rapidly growing city - without services who is subjected to organised and household violence and is vulnerable to global economic and political trends.
FS Mufamadi, Minister For Provincial and Local Government, SACN Launch 7 October 2002
Poverty is more than a lack of income. Poverty exists when an individual or a household’s access to income, jobs and/or infrastructure is inadequate or sufficiently unequal to prohibit full access to opportunities in society. The condition of poverty is caused by a combination of social, economic, spatial, environmental and political factors.