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most of the country’s poor, post-Apartheid South Africa did not
deliver on the promises of the early 1990s. And even as the economy
grew faster than it had done in decades and the state rolled out
generous social security grants and invested heavily in public services, the burden
of poverty and disease surged. Across the University of Cape Town, researchers are
working to understand more about poverty and the country’s increasing inequality, in
order to find ways to turn the tide.