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From top to bottom: why is SA the most unequal country?


From top to bottom: why is SA the most unequal country?

Close the wealth gap and deal with government, say poverty experts

Senior journalist

SA is the most unequal country on Earth because of its poor quality education, huge spending on social upliftment projects yielding poor results and a corrupt leadership that has mismanaged the country without being held to account.

And for this dismal picture to change, South Africans need to change society’s trajectory, narrow the wealth gap, offer children better access to quality education and health services and put an end to our failing leadership structure.

These were the takeaway points of a global webinar on Wednesday aimed at unpacking SA’s startling inequality as laid out earlier this year in a World Bank report, the role of social investment and ways to effectively address inequality...

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