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Is South Africa the most unequal country in the world?

In 2018, the World Bank estimated that South Africa’s Gini coefficient was 0.63 in 2015. This was based on individual consumption – one of the ways to measure income inequality. 

It put South Africa at the top of a list of 164 countries.

However, some countries do not have the data needed to measure their inequality. It can be said that South Africa is one of the most unequal of the countries that have the necessary income data, according to Prof Julian May, chair of the Academy of Science of South Africa’s subcommittee on poverty reduction.

More here on how South Africa stacks up when it comes to wealth inequality.

 

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