THE MOST UNEQUAL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

The kind of thing new multiracial South African elites–who are all victims now–do not want to talk about:

South Africa is the most consistently unequal society in the world, with its former equal in these stakes, Brazil, increasing the incomes of the poor through land reform and social grants. Not only has Brazil decreased its income gap but in South Africa the divide has widened, despite the government’s goal to halve poverty between 2004 and 2014.”

The Weekender

HT: Dan Moshenberg

Further Reading

No more caricatures

Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.