President Jacob Zuma at the ANC's 100 year celebrations identified unemployment, poverty and inequality as the three greatest issues needing South Africa's attention. According to a BizCommunity press release he was also quoted as saying that "as we move into the future...
In many rural local municipalities of the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal
poverty levels continue to show declines of up to 2.6%. In contrast, many of
the more urbanized local municipalities in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Mpumalanga
are showing increases of between 8-10.8%. “These local municipalities can be
described as the victims of their own success. Their economies are attracting
people at a faster rate than they can be effectively absorbed into their