What are the effects of poverty in South Africa?

With poverty in South Africa affecting more than half of the population via widespread food insecurity (and related malnutrition) and unemployment rate around 25-30%, it makes it particularly difficult for local populations to afford any medication at all, even less a costly therapy.

What is the main cause of poverty in South Africa?

Lack of access to employment is arguably the single greatest cause of rural poverty. In 1999, over 51% of the rural African workforce was unemployed, versus 43% for Africans in urban areas. Rural poverty is however aggravated by lack of access to productive resources.

What are the common effects of poverty?

Nearly all the potential effects of poverty impact the lives of children—poor infrastructure, unemployment, malnutrition, domestic violence, child labor, and disease.

Which is the poorest country in Africa 2020?

Top 10 Poorest Countries in Africa

  • Ethiopia (GDP Per Capita $783) …
  • Mozambique (GDP Per Capita $519) …
  • Somalia (GDP Per Capita $478) …
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (GDP Per Capita $448.7) …
  • Madagascar (GDP Per Capita $415.32) …
  • Malawi (GDP Per Capita $402.400) …
  • Niger (GDP Per Capita $400) …
  • Liberia (GDP Per Capita $360)

What is the main cause of poverty?

This might seem like a no-brainer: Without a job or a livelihood, people will face poverty. Dwindling access to productive land (often due to conflict, overpopulation, or climate change) and overexploitation of resources like fish or minerals puts increasing pressure on many traditional livelihoods.

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