A recent survey shows that white people still sit comfortably atop the pile of income earners in South Africa.

The latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), shows that for 2008 white South Africans made considerably more than other races. According to the survey, the average per capita income in South Africa for that period was R32 599, while per capita income for white people was R135 707.

Indians had the second highest per capita income at R56 173, with coloured South Africans at 27 569 and black South Africans the lowest at 19 496.

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