South Africa remains the most unequal country in the world – Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis
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Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis, edited by Michael Nassen Smith, is out now from Jacana Media.
Confronting Inequality is an edited volume with contributions from Hon. Kgalema Motlanthe, Prof. Thuli Madonsela, Prof. Ben Turok, Ambassador Marisa Gerards, Dr Neva Makgetla, Prof. Murray Leibbrandt, Prof. Ivan Turok, Dr Pali Lehohla, David Francis and Andrew Mcgregor.
South Africa remains the most unequal country in the world, with a Gini coefficient of 0.63 in 2015. In terms of wealth, the top percentile households hold 70.9% while the bottom 60% holds a mere 7%. 76% of South Africans face an imminent threat of falling below the poverty line.
These statistics explain the continued presence of violent protest in the country and a general sense that the legacies of apartheid and colonialism have not been overcome.
In this context, the Institute for African Alternatives has brought together a series of papers written by eminent South African academics and policymakers to serve as a catalyst to confront and resolve inequality.
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