ERADICATION OF POVERTY: A KEY FACTOR IN ACHIEVING SOCIAL JUSTICE

‘Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.’

-Nelson Mandela (2005)

 

INTRODUCTION

Social justice has remained a relevant topic of discourse on several fronts. Although, it is a matter of global concern, it appears to generate more interest in developing countries where justice is largely considered deficient due to inequality and poverty.Poverty has been identified as both a cause and a consequence of social injustice, as it deprives individuals of the necessities of a good life. Hence a need for its eradication, in order to liberate humanity and set the world on course to a better future.

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