Hypothesis Yes, countries in Africa suffer from poverty especially in the sub-Saharan and it is due to not having adequate or proper good governance and lack of good ethics. Argument The percentage of poverty in Africa has not changed and yet more people in the sub- Sahara are still experiencing extreme poverty. Many children are dying from this poverty, due to not eating for days. Poverty causes hunger that is why they work hand in hand; if those causes of poverty are not reduced there are no chances of alleviating hunger. Africa has the highest number of people who do not have access to clean water, adequate health facilities, education and sanitation.
Despite all the resources that they have that makes Africa a rich continent yet Africa is one of the poor countries in the world. Poverty are caused by three reasons: colonization, civil war between tribes, and bad leadership. The first main reason for the cause of poverty in Africa is
Poverty itself is a major cause of hunger in sub-Saharan Africa. Many children and adults die due to lack of food and illness every year. This is a major issue concerning the world and it needs to be stopped so that people can live their life with
In the rural areas of Zimbabwe, poor conditions like dry soil and low productivity affects seventy percent of the population (Alwang et al. 3). The distribution of poverty is more concentrated in rural areas like Lupane and Mudzi than in urban areas, as eighty-four percent of the poor live in rural areas (East and Southern Africa Division Programme Management Department 3). Zimbabwe has seen account deficits at twenty-three percent and budget deficits at
Between seventy and seventy five percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water but yet most countries have a shortage of clean and useable water and we can only blame ourselves. Most people don’t realize the importance of water; it has many useful functions that are needed in everyday life and humans would not be able to live without water which is why South Africa needs to become water wise. Water availability can affect the social, environmental and economic interests in South Africa Although South Africa is currently under water stress we still need to go ahead and address the conservation of water in order to pave our way to a better future. Rand water has currently predicted that demand for water in South Africa will exceed supply by 2025, that’s approximately nine years away which leaves us very little time to solve our county’s water problem. South Africa’s drinking water comes from surface water and groundwater.
We live in a society that cannot survive if the majority of African citizens remain to live in poverty and are without definite prospects to live a better life. Our country is transforming rapidly from a segregated to an integrated society. For our country to obtain democracy is different to a very large extent from developing a civil society that includes the exposing of its people to development incentives and initiatives; this leads to developing the potential of citizens as well as their capacity to develop, contend and sustain socio-political issues. To continue progression, build a united society and deep the level of democracy, our country should translate political emancipation into economic wellbeing for everyone. South Africa must transform the economy very quickly, in ways that’ll benefit all citizens.
Unemployment and poverty are some of the threats that hinder South Africa’s economic growth and development. Failure to render basic services by local Government / Municipalities as mandate the national government catalysis poverty. The stats-SA 2008 mid-year population estimate is 48.7 Million people in South Africa out of which about 21.9% are unemployed. Approximately 18 million South Africans (45% of the population) live in poor households that earn less than R352 per adult per month. Power relations in poor households tend to be characterised by violence, fear, food insecurity, exploitative work and other pathologies.
2.6 % a year is the regional rate of increase in population in Africa (Laurence Chandy, 2015). Another cause of the poverty problem in Africa is the inequality. Inequality means the uneven distribution of wealth as many people are poor and a few percentage is very rich this makes a huge gap between the two
And by so doing that it open doors for foreign people to take few jobs for us. Many industries or shops in Johannesburg are owned by foreign people while the citizens of South Africa are suffering from poverty. It was said that after the apartheid the government focused on improving the economy and the empowering of its black citizens rather than developing infrastructure such as healthcare services, education and housing development. Poverty occurs mostly in rural areas rather than in urban areas, In South Africa there were about 74% of poor people living in rural areas and Most of all rural areas people lack 16% living in urban areas (StatsSA, 1995). People from rural areas lack access to infrastructure such as health care, schools, houses and many other more.