South Africa Poverty
South Africa is rich in natural resources
making it Africa's largest economy, however many South
Africans live in poverty particularly in the eastern half
of the country, which has the highest black population.
In fact South
Africa has been judged one of the most unequal countries in
the world and, as ever, its 18m+ children and young people
who are affected more than others.
unemployment figure of 23.3%, whilst high in itself, belies
this inequality for, sixteen years after the end of
apartheid, 29.8% of blacks are unemployed compared with
22.3% of 'coloureds', 8.6% of Asians and just 5.1% of