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How much do women earn compared to men in South Africa?

A World Bank report on inequality in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) – comprising Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa – found that women in SACU on average earn 30% less than their male counterparts (with similar education and other relevant characteristics). In South Africa, the pay gap for women reaches 38%.

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