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What share of black, coloured, Indian and white people live in poverty in South Africa?

In 2015, an estimated 64.2% of black (African) people were considered to be poor as defined by the upper-bound poverty line – the highest of three poverty lines.

An estimated 41.3% of coloured people; 5.9% of Indian/Asian people and 1% of white people were also deemed poor.


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