SA hurtling towards poverty – ACDP


Durban – South Africa is fast heading towards a crisis of poverty and inequality, a senior African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Jo-Ann Downs warned.

Speaking on Wednesday at the launch of her party’s manifesto for KwaZulu-Natal, she said there remained pronounced inequalities while poverty levels were growing. The number of people living below the poverty line had increased from 2 million in 1994 to 4 million in 2006 nationally. In KwaZulu-Natal, 48.4 percent lived below this line, she said.

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