JOHANNESBURG - South Africa might fail in trying to eliminate poverty by 2030 that is according to figures released recently by Statistics South Africa.
South Africa is known for being one of the most advanced economies on the African continent but the country’s poverty statistics paint a different picture.
Of the more than 56 million people that call South Africa home, half of them, battle to make ends meet everyday.
One in four South Africans are living in extreme poverty, a clear sign of the country’s inequality.
The World Bank’s Gini Index places South Africa high up among countries that are most unequal in terms of income.
Stats SA’s Poverty Trends report examined poverty levels in the country between 2006 and 2015 and a closer look at the data is spine chilling.