In a country with 55 million people, 34 million are going without some of the basic necessities, like housing, transport, food, heating and proper clothing. (Photo/Willem van Valkenburg/Flickr).

South Africa Sees Startling Rise In Poverty: In Last 5 Years 3 Million More People Have Fallen Through The Cracks

The decline in living standards has occurred despite the extension of social grants to two million more recipients in the past five years.

At a wedding in Tunisia. (Photo/ Flickr/ Ridha Dhib)

Divorce Data From Kenya Hints At The Politics Of Reproduction In Africa, And A Changing Society

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.

Factory workers producing shirts in Accra, Ghana. Being able to start from zero multiple times throughout one's life is key to supporting women's resilience after disruptions. (Photo/Dominic Chavez/World Bank)

Love, African Women, And Financial Security: Why ‘No Romance Without Finance’ Is Real Talk

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

A 2009 art installation for Oxfam by renowned photographer Rankin in Dublin, Ireland, brings faces of those caught up in the war zones of DR Congo. (Photo/ William Murphy/ Oxfam)

Well Meaning, But Flawed: Oxfam’s ‘Human Economy’ Approach To Inequality Is Recreating The Same Elitism It Is Trying To Break

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.