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More than 50% of South Africans are living below poverty line - Stats SA

24 August, 04:51 PM

Statistics South Africa's poverty trends report indicates that 30 million South Africans - more than 50% of the population - are living below the poverty line.

This is according to Statistician General Pali Lehohla, who shared the report titled 'Poverty trends in South Africa: An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015' in Pretoria on Tuesday.

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