Thursday, August 28, 2008

Black Sash calls on government to address the needs of the poor

By Mikhaila Crowie
28 August 2008

The Black Sash has called on Government to re-double its efforts and to take action, to address the needs of the unemployed and working poor. This comes after a report released by the World Bank which indicated that poverty in the Sub-Saharan Africa- including South Africa- is “more pervasive” than previously thought. The report indicated no significant decrease in poverty levels.

Black Sash spokesperson Elroy Paulus said the Black Sash has always been passionate about the rights of the poor. “The extent of poverty has been way below especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and it demonstrated the need of the South African government to increase equitable shares and distribution of income in favour of the poor.”


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