The Western Cape Department of the Premier has published the Western Cape alcohol-related harms reduction policy: White Paper. "The policy begins by providing a brief Background section that considers the emphasis and shortcomings of the current legislative framework. It also discusses the links and differences between the national and provincial alcohol-harms related processes. The Problem statement section sets out the nature of the problem and provides the basis of the policy. It first discusses the context of alcohol-related harms in South Africa.
According to the recent report, Poverty Trends in South Africa: an examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015, "Despite the general decline in poverty between 2006 and 2011, poverty levels in South Africa rose in 2015. When applying the upper-bound poverty line (R992 per person per month (pppm) in 2015 prices), we see that more than one out of every two South Africans were poor in 2015, with the poverty headcount increasing to 55,5% from a series low of 53,2% in 2011.
Statistics South Africa has published the Vulnerable Groups Indicator Report 2016. "A variety of interventions that seek to address challenges faced by different sectors of the population in the country such processes require adequate monitoring as well as information on key indicators that can be used for monitoring. The Vulnerable Groups sector is one of the most affected sectors of the population. Vulnerable Groups are defined as a part of the South African population that experience a higher risk of poverty and social exclusion than the general population. This sector requires particular effort to be made at all levels of policy planning and implementation to inform amongst other things resource allocation."
Whither a Demographic Dividend South Africa: The Overton Window of Political Possibilities "paints a picture of evidence over the past thirty years on the socio-economic conditions that are a fundamental requirement for a demographic dividend to take place. In a way the analysis asks the fundamental question of what in the case of South Africa is the Overton window of political possibilities.