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So, SA’s as unequal as ever. Is there any good news?


So, SA’s as unequal as ever. Is there any good news?

The first Inequality Trends Report for SA has been released, and it paints a largely unflattering portrait


Women in SA still have a raw deal when it comes to employment prospects. And even when they get jobs, on average they earn 30% less than their male counterparts.

Statistics SA released this figure on Thursday in the first Inequality Trends Report for SA. The report was compiled in partnership with the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit and the Agence Francaise de Développement.

The gender and racial divisions show similarities – in addition to having worse employment outcomes, black Africans also earn the lowest wages when they are employed, the report said...

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