There are more people receiving social grants in South Africa than there are people with jobs. This is the finding from the latest South Africa Survey published by the IRR last week. Furthermore, as the economy slows, the government will find it harder to expand the rollout of grants, or to increase their value. According to IRR analyst Gerbrandt van Heerden: “In 2016, there were 15 545 000 people with jobs in South Africa while 17 094 331 people were receiving social grants.” Van Heerden said, “The numbers are a recipe for social and political chaos. With South Africa formally in recession, …‘Click here to read full article…’
This is the murder rate in South Africa, broken down by province. Our Western Cape remains troubled, one of the most dangerous in our country. The image below is provided by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in their 2017 Quality of Life report.
White South Africans have considerably higher quality of life than Coloured, Indian/Asian and Black South Africans, according to a Fast Facts report released today by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR). The report also shows that Gauteng and the Western Cape have a significantly higher quality of life than rural provinces. In South Africa’s Quality of Life: A Brief Reading, the IRR presents its newly developed Quality of Life Index, which seeks to track the country’s progress in improving living standards by comparing indicators across South Africa’s nine provinces and the four major race groups. Each of the …‘Click here to read full article…’