The decline in living standards has occurred despite the extension of social grants to two million more recipients in the past five years.
Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers, but only 19% of the population has access to safe drinking water.
Whether a society chooses its marriage institutions to be polygynous, strictly monogamous, or tolerant of serial monogamy is rational and predicatable, and has much to do with the social and political economy of the day.
Being in an intimate partnership with a man who doesn’t step up to his responsibilities is a leading factor that makes women’s lives financially precarious. Women are often the ‘last line of defence’ for family survival
Institutions such as Oxfam should realise that following large corporates (whether in Davos or Durban) to persuade them to share their wealth hasn’t worked in the past. It’s unlikely to start working now.