South Africans struggle to make ends meet

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Durban, 2 August 2015 - A new report by Oxfam shows that over half of South Africans are struggling to make ends meet. With the unemployment rate hovering at 25 percent, millions struggle to put food on the table.

DURBAN - A new report by Oxfam shows that over half of South Africans are struggling to make ends meet.

With the unemployment rate hovering at 25 percent, millions struggle to put food on the table. Many have to survive on just over R15.86c a day.

“South Africa has reached almost its limits in terms of social justice space within the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment. As we all know, South Africa has the highest level of inequality, we are now at 0.69 in terms of Gini Co-efficient and the rate of 25 percent of unemployment. Along with other challenges, for instance the food insecurity,” said Mthandazo Ndlovu of Oxfam.

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