Saturday, November 16, 2019

South African Inequality

South Africa has one of the highest levels of inequality in the world. One of the main reasons for the huge economic disparities between races is a legacy of apartheid - a system which ensured that the white minority population had access to the best the country could offer.
Black South Africans earn on average three times less than their white counterparts, a report into inequality in South Africa has found.
It said that the average monthly salary among black people - who account for 80% of the population - was 6,899 rand ($466,90; £362,60) while the figure was 24,646 rand ($1667,95; £1295,35) for white people.
Black people fared worse in terms of unemployment, access to private medical care, housing and electricity.

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