SALDRU people



  • Understanding the causes of structural poverty as opposed to transitory poverty or increased vulnerability to becoming poor.
  • The impact of shocks on transitory poverty for individuals, households and communities.
  • The role of access to social networks or social capital in potentially overcoming some of the deficiencies of markets.
  • The interaction between one-way and two-way (oscillating) migration and poverty and inequality.
  • The inter-generational transmission of poverty.



The Mellon Foundation renewed the original grant made in 2001 (which was reported on in the previous SALDRU review) with a further amount of $300 000 in 2004 to cover the period 2004/5 to 2006/7. The committee appointed to oversee the award decided to commission individual reports on poverty and migration in each of the nine provinces between census years 1970 and 2001.

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