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1South Africa  Empty South Africa on Thu 31 May 2018, 3:36 pm


Post-apartheid South Africa is failing the very people it liberated

Any progress made to liberate South Africa’s black majority since apartheid ended two decades ago looks to have been undone in just five short years, with more than half of the country now living in poverty.

Since 2011, three million more South Africans have been pushed below the poverty line, according to a study by the national data agency, Statistics South Africa, released this week. More than 30.4 million South Africans—55.5% of the population—live on less than 992 rand (about $75) per person per month.

The data, collected in 2015, is more optimistic than numbers from 2006, when two thirds of South Africans were living in poverty. But it captures the painful one-step-forward, two-steps-backwards dance the country has been engaged in over the last decade trying to improve the lives of its population. In 2006, 28.4% of the country was found to be living in extreme poverty. That number had only inched downwards to 25.2% by 2015.

Shocking, just shocking, what is going on there? I thought China was sending business their way and to South America

2South Africa  Empty Re: South Africa on Thu 31 May 2018, 4:23 pm


Dick Tater
Because the government is incompetent, and, generally - Democracy doesn't work for developing nations.
Also, the government and the voters are more concerned with skin colour than economics.

The only people who's quality of life has substantially improved post-Apartheid (based on income per capita) are the Asian demographic, for obvious reasons.

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