In the world bank's sample of 12 middle income countries - south africa, armenia, bolivia, brazil, costa rica, el salvador, ethiopia, guatemala, indonesia, mexico, peru and uruguay - south africa's reductions in inequality and poverty showed the largest swings. Poverty, inequality and the nature of and inequality in south africa have relied on the income and expenditure surveys of 1995 and 2000 - together with a range. For decades south africa rivalled brics partner brazil as the country with the most unequal income distribution however since 2000 income inequality in brazil has dropped leaving south africa unrivalled in this regard. 24 variations in income inequality in africa: overall, southern africa is the most unequal part of africa (figures 3 and 4) namibia, comoros, south africa, angola, botswana. Trends in inequality, poverty, and redistribution in post-apartheid south africa have received intense attention especially in terms of measuring inequality and poverty levels and the proximate causes of these levels.
Income inequality in south africa income inequality in south africa as of march 2013, according to the world bank, there are 145 developing or less developed nations around the world. A second look at measuring inequality in south africa 1 introduction the distribution of income and wealth (and indeed the re-distribution thereof) in south africa is core to political debate in the country. In 2011, south africa published a national development plan, which is entirely guided by two objectives: the elimination of poverty and the reduction in inequality - janet quinn sources: south africa 1 , south africa 2 , statistics south africa 1 , statistics south africa 2 , daily maverick. Education and inequality: the south african case income inequality decompositions on data from contemporary south africa show that the labour market is the key.
Redistributive land reform and poverty reduction in south africa 1 introduction driver of income inequality in post-apartheid south africa continues to be the. The national minimum wage in south africa: reduction in poverty and income inequality 2 synopsis of the state of inequality and unemployemnt in south africa. Ters in achieving a substantial reduction in poverty levels equal access to or ownership of factors of south africa has high-income inequality as well as other. In particular, south africa's taxes and social spending system had achieved the largest reductions in income inequality among a sample of 29 developing countries.
Southern africa labour and development research unit the policies for reducing income inequality and poverty in south africa by murray leibbrandt, eva wegner and arden finn working paper series number 64 about the author(s) and acknowledgments murray leibbrandt is a professor of economics, director of the southern africa labour and development research unit (saldru) at the university of cape. South africa has evidently made limited progress in reducing income inequality since the end of apartheid in fact, since 1994 the gini coefficient  has increased somewhat to 069 in 2011 south africa's levels of inequality are even greater than those in brazil, another highly unequal country. A perspective from south africa - a country with extreme inequality - confirms that education may be the key to reducing inequality not surprisingly, given their history, south africans are obsessed with inequality.
South africa is a particularly valuable case study for testing such a combined approach because it is a middle-income developing country and it has a set of labour-market and welfare institutions that, in important respects, mimic. South africa is a country renowned for its stark contrast in social, ethnic and economic (income) inequality introduced by the national party in 1948, the apartheid system established the barrier between different appearances, known ancestries, socioeconomic status and cultural lifestyles which collectively contributed to four racial groups. 36 million south africans have been rescued from poverty and income inequality has been reduced by one-quarter through the use of taxes and social grants in 2010/11 south africa has had more success in using fiscal policy tools to reduce inequality and poverty than 11 peer countries.
Is south africa the most unequal society in the world south africa since democracy has seen a moderate reduction in poverty levels, combined with a sharp rise in income inequality since 1994. An analysis of poverty and inequality in south africa in per capita terms south africa is an upper-middle-income country, but most south african households experience outright poverty or vulnerability to being poor. Data and research on social and welfare issues including families and children, gender equality, gini coefficient, well-being, poverty reduction, human capital and inequality, evidence on income distribution and poverty in oecd countries since the mid-80s, using data that correct for many of the features that limit cross-country and intertemporal comparisons in this field.