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The impact of extra cash payments introduced during the COVID pandemic in South Africa is being considered. Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa has spent billions in 4 years to create jobs for young people: how their wages affect the broader economy

When evaluating the costs and benefits of the employment programme, and similar ones such as social grants, ‘extra’ economic benefits need to be part of the calculation.
Alexandra township is situated next to the wealthy suburb of Sandton, laying bare post-apartheid South Africa’s vast gulf between wealth and poverty. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

South Africa can’t crack the inequality curse. Why, and what can be done

Efforts have been made to change the patterns of inequality in South Africa. But not enough has been done. Race-based inequality is still a real problem.

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