Unsurprisingly, forcibly removing someone from their homes and enslaving them to work on another continent, if they did not die on the dangerous trip there, does not foster peaceful relationships. This tension, built upon hostilities over colonization, and other poor treatment of African people, has helped contribute to the violence in Africa in the past. Furthermore, it is clear Europeans, and in turn, Americans, have always had a superiority complex towards Africans. This would lead to views of Africans as being inferior, which can lead to ideas of them being less civilized, and more dangerous. This compounds on the actual violence in Africa, and results in the world viewing the entire continent as violent and
Many people including the father of Tanzania “Julius Kambarage Nyerere” tried to solve the issue of poverty in Tanzania by implementing policies to help the economy, but they failed. The inability to solve this problem causes the community to suffer from many diseases, poor living conditions, unsafe working environment, and alcohol and substance abuse. According to many researches the main reason for poverty in the developing countries is the high percentage of illiteracy especially in Africa, “Around the world,
Lacking of specific knowledge makes poor people stay under-nourished as they do not know how important nutrition is. And this leaves them with serious negative impact on their health. For instance, in Indian, pregnant women are not allowed to eat too much because Indian thinks food would occupy baby’s space (Banerjee, A., Banerjee, A.V., & Duflo, E.,2011). But actually having insufficient food when women are pregnant will make them become weaker which is bad for the parturition. This could even influence the baby’s health.
As a child you can not control where you live and what your parents do for work, so growing up in poverty cannot be controlled in a situation like that. When someone grows up in poverty that’s all they know, so as an adult it is rare too see people in poverty make changes to try and get out of poverty because living in poverty is the norm for them. Poverty can be a vicious cycle for some families that goes from generation to generation. Another personal issue that can lead to poverty is illness and unemployment which puts someone out of work and there is little to no income coming in. Along with these personal issues that I stated there are also many
Because of lack of attention, children may become a rebel, do bad things, and in worst cases, use drugs. Being financially unstable also affects the children’s relationship with other children. Children who are financially unstable can’t afford to buy the latest gadget, clothes and the likes, unlike the other children. Thus, their children may envy other children because of being unable to buy the “latest”. Moreover, their children may feel awkward with other children because he/she feels outdated.
Few of these innate plaques are lack of education facilities, children goes to work in order to help their parents, lack of basic hygiene and transmission of diseases. Unemployment and very low pay among parents create a situation where their kids are unable to go to school; they just don’t see how hard work can improve their life as they see their parents fail at a daily task. In the end, poverty is a major ground of social tensions and threatens to divide a nation because of the issue of inequalities particularly income inequality. This happens when wealth in a country is not well distributed among its citizens. In other words, where a tiny minority have all the money.
Through the years, the wealth gap has been decreasing but it will still be a long time before we will be able to completely repair the damage. It is for this reason that certain regulations have been put in place such as BEE, to rectify those wrongs. • Unemployment and education: Many people have not been able to afford basic schooling and have thus not been able to get a job as they do not have the necessary skills. They can therefore not send their children to school and so the poverty cycle continues. We need to give these children the opportunity to change their lives.
13,434 deaths were d to unsafe sanitation which also accounted for 2.6% of all deaths in South Africa in 2000. Having ineffectual and Incompetent access to safe water and/or sanitation services, synced with poorly skilled hygiene habitd, diminishes and disturbs thousands of children every day, which margins towards and edges society to approach to impoverishment and minimizes convinient opportunities for thousands more. In terms of both water and sanitation, Africa is far behind other areas of the world: across the continent, 327 million people lack access to safe drinking water while 565 million lack access to sanitation – 210 million more than in 1990. It has been predicted that at current amount of
There are various examples that personify the face of poverty in South Africa that can be seen in our lives in South Africa on a daily basis. Poverty within South Africa can be said to have been caused by historical events such as Apartheid, to name one. Although poverty is such a big issue within South Africa, there have been interventions to try to reduce poverty both in the past and recently, but not all of these interventions succeeded in their goal, as many failed. Poverty can be defined as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support. The face of poverty within South Africa can be seen on a regular basis within our lives as South Africans.
In the sub-Saharan Africa only 60% of children attend the elementary schools; this is because many children forego school in order to focus on making a living. Lack of education and illiteracy is a problem that limits the employment opportunities of the citizens which increases the rate of unemployment and poverty in our continent. Inequality and political conflicts Social inequality arises from the cultural ideas about different races, genders, ethnic groups etc. Political conflicts between competing parties in some countries make the states of those countries to favor specific race or people and depriving others the opportunities and it in turn causes poverty due to low standards of living. Africa is a continent that is popular for its civil wars within the same country or either between neighboring countries.