Reviving rural towns would help drive to curb poverty

One of the most bewildering things when driving through the Eastern Cape’s many rural towns is the state of disrepair of the roads, the decaying infrastructure, the hopelessness in the eyes of the many poor residents. Poverty is endemic and it seems to me every year we plunge to new depths of despair. Local town administrators are doing their best it seems but these areas won’t get out of the starting blocks without massive infrastructure investment…..more

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