SA poverty levels worse than 10 years ago

2013-10-01 13:29

Poverty levels in South Africa have increased slightly over the last decade, according to a new survey.

The Afrobarometer poverty survey’s Lived Poverty Index (LPI) for 2012 showed South Africa scoring 0.81 on a scale of zero to four.

Four reflects a constant absence of all basic necessities, while zero reflects no poverty.

In 2002, South Africa scored 0.71.

The survey indicated that poverty in South Africa increased despite reported average economic growth of 3.6% between 2002 and 2012.

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