Monday, August 15, 2016

South Africa's Inequality

South Africa’s white population’s income per capita is R215,000 per annum whereas the black population’s is R29,000 p/a.

For every R1 earned by white individuals, blacks earn 13 cents and this has not changed since 1996.

Intra-racial analysis shows that income inequality, as measured by Gini coefficient, is wider among black South Africans (0.58), and the gap has gotten even wider since 1996 (0.53). The data found that among white South Africans, however, there is less income inequality (0.44), and it has become more equally distributed since 1996 (0.48). 

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